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State hits 101 road deaths for the year

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ST. PAUL -- The recent rash of traffic deaths -- unofficially 16 since Friday, April 23 -- has pushed Minnesota above the 100-death mark for the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). To-date, preliminary reports indicate 101 deaths. This figure is ahead of last year's death count of 95. Prior to last Friday, the 2010 traffic fatality pace was below the 2009 figure (85 v. 90). In 2009, the state reached the 100-death milestone in early May.

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