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KIMT NEWS 3 -- It's been a deadly year on Minnesota roads.
More than 200 deaths have occurred on roads this year.
That includes five deaths this past weekend.
By comparison, the state didn't reach 200 traffic deaths last year until August 21st.
State authorities tell us these deaths shouldn't be happening and can be prevented.
"We just have to make sure that we're slowing down out speed, keeping your head on a swivel, paying attention to all vehicles around you, including motorcycles," Trooper John Baker of the Minnesota State Patrol said. "And buckle up and plan for a sober ride."
A spike in motorcyclist deaths has been one factor for the increase over last year.
This year, 38 riders have been killed, with 17 of those coming in July.
That's compared to 24 at this time last year.
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