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Echo Press file This is a scene from Jefferson High School's mock crash in 2010.

Crashes drop - 2010: 4 traffic fatalities locally, 410 statewide

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Last year, across the state, 410 people were killed in traffic crashes on Minnesota's roads.

As they wait for final 2010 reports to trickle in, Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials say last year's traffic deaths will likely match 2009's total of 421 fatalities - which is the lowest number of annual deaths since 1944.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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