State hits 300 road deaths for year
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety reports the state's year-to-date traffic fatalities topped 300 this week. As of September 29, the state's preliminary traffic death count is 303, compared to 313 at this time last year. Minnesota is on pace for 405 traffic deaths for 2010 -- fewer than the 421 deaths in 2009, which was the lowest death count since 1944. The state hit the 200 road death mark in late July.
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