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Minnesota now over 100 traffic fatalities in 2019

Minnesota now over 100 traffic fatalities in 2019 Photo: KSTP

May 17, 2019 04:13 PM

Minnesota has now crossed the 100-death mark on the state's roadways this year, a release from the Department of Public Safety said Friday.

A total of 102 people have died on Minnesota roads in 2019. That includes 81 motor vehicle occupants, three motorcyclists, 17 pedestrians and one bicyclist.

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The state crossed the 100-death mark on Thursday. Last year, that mark was reached by May 14.

The 17 pedestrian fatalities are six more than this time last year. The three motorcyclist deaths are two less than this time last year.

The release said there have been 18 alcohol-related deaths, 10 deaths due to distracted driving and 20 speed-related deaths. There have also been 19 fatalities where indivduals were not wearing seat belts.

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