Death Toll on Minnesota Roads this Year Reaches 100

Death Toll on Minnesota Roads this Year Reaches 100 Photo: KSTP

May 14, 2018 01:48 PM

The death toll on Minnesota roads this year reached 100 over the weekend, hitting the mark days earlier than a year ago.

A release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Minnesota did not reach 100 road deaths in 2017 until May 15.


RELATED: State Crosses 100-Death Mark on Roadways (2017)

The 100 fatalities this year include 83 motor vehicle occupants, five motorcyclists (compared to six at this time a year ago), 11 pedestrians (compared to 12 at this point last year) and one bicyclist (compared to zero at this time last year).

The total includes 28 alcohol-related deaths, seven distracted-driving-related deaths, 31 speed-related deaths and 31 unbelted-motorist deaths.

RELATED: State Logs 3rd-Fewest Road Deaths Since 1924

A total of 71 percent of those killed so far this year have been male.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 348 fatalities were reported all last year, representing the lowest total since 1943.


Frank Rajkowski

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