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100 traffic deaths in Minnesota so far this year

State officials say that number was reached faster than in 2017.

Posted: May 14, 2018 5:31 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota has hit triple digits for traffic deaths in 2018.

The Department of Public Safety says the 100th road fatality since January 1 was reported over the weekend. The deaths include 83 people in cars or trucks, five motorcyclists, 11 pedestrians, and one bicyclist. Authorities say 28 of the deaths were related to alcohol and 31 involved distracted driving.

71 of the victims were male. The fatalities include eight people over the age of 70 and four who were 10 and younger.

The Department of Public Safety says Minnesota recorded its 100th traffic death in 2017 on May 15.

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