Minnesota Road Fatalities Highest since 2010

Minnesota road fatalities are at the highest they have been since 2010. 

In 2015, 396 people died on the roads compared with 361 for all of the year before. 

The department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety projects a final number of 405 road fatalities in 2015 once final crash data is received and evaluated. 

This would be the highest number of traffic fatalities since 2010 when 411 people lost their lives. 

In 2015, there were 361 crashes, 61 motorcyclists killed, 40 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists. 

Police say not wearing a seatbelt and drunk driving contributed to many deaths on the roads last year. 

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