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Minnesota figures show more than 300 roadway deaths so far this year

ST. PAUL -- More than 300 people have died on Minnesota roads so far this year, an increase over 2017 figures by Oct. 22, preliminary numbers released Monday by the state said.

The Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety reported 302 deaths, which includes 195 vehicle occupants and 58 motorcyclists. Last year, traffic deaths in the state did not reach 300 until Oct. 31.

Twenty-nine pedestrian deaths have been reported, matching 2017 figures to date, the DPS said.

Ninety-three people have died this year as a result of alcohol-related crashes.

So far, 33 fatalities have been reported in October, making it the fifth most-deadliest month in the state.

Crashes by month

MonthFatalitiesCrashes
Jan2222
Feb1917
Mar1817
Apr2623
May3633
June3431
July4136
Aug3232
Sep4138
Oct3328
Total302277

Minnesota traffic fatalities

2017201620152014201320122011
358392411361387395368

Source: Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety

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