Minnesota road fatalities are highest in five years


The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has tallied up its preliminary count of traffic deaths for 2015 and the news is pretty grim. The 396 people who died on state roads surpassed the 361 recorded last year and the most in five years.

By the time final numbers are in, the number of fatalities will likely creep past 400, the DPS said.

In 2010, there were 411 deaths. That compares with 559 a decade ago.

This year, the preliminary numbers include 61 motorcyclists, 40 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists, the agency said.



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