11 killed in 10 days on Minnesota roads

By KBJR News 1

11 killed in 10 days on Minnesota roads

March 6, 2013 Updated Mar 6, 2013 at 7:08 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- At least 11 people were killed in the past 10 days on Minnesota roads, according to preliminary traffic crash reports submitted to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

To-date for the year there have been 47 traffic deaths, down from 57 at this time last year.

Among those killed since Sunday, Feb. 24, was the first pedestrian death of the year and two 16 year olds.

Seven of the 11 killed were ages 27 and younger.

The year’s first pedestrian death was a 20-year-old male, who was stuck on Saturday, March 2, in Pine County.

There were 39 pedestrian deaths in 2012 and 40 in 2011.

DPS reports pedestrian deaths remain steady over the years, showing no trends of decline.

Officials remind motorists to drive attentively and to scan for pedestrians

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