Minnesota up to 191 traffic deaths, on track for highest fatalities in 16 years

Fatalities on Minnesota roads continue to increase.

The Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety says that four fatalities in various parts of the state just yesterday bring the total to 191 fatalities on the roads so far this year.

At this time last year, there were 136 fatalities on Minnesota’s roads.

Drivers are reminded to buckle up, slow down, put away the distractions, and line up a sober ride.

State officials say we are on track for the highest number of traffic fatalities in 16 years.

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