The number of traffic fatalities in Wisconsin were down in November, compared to the same month last year. Although, the state is on track to have more overall traffic-related deaths than it did in 2014.
Preliminary figures released by the state Department of Transportation show 45 people were killed in traffic crashes last month – six fewer than November of 2014 and two less than the average for the past five years. Of those, four people died over the Thanksgiving weekend…two fewer than last year.
The overall death toll for the entire year is higher than it was in 2014. The DOT says 520 people died in traffic crashes during the first 11 months of the year, which is 65 more than during the same time period last year and eight more than the five year average.