May marks 3rd safest month on Wisconsin roads in 70 years

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May marks 3rd safest month on Wisconsin roads in 70 years

June 5, 2014 Updated Jun 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) - In May, 48 people died in crashes on Wisconsin roadways, tying for the third safest May in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War Two, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

2013 saw a safer year with 16 fewer traffic fatalities.

2014 saw one fewer fatality than the five-year average for the month of May.

The Memorial Day weekend accounted for eleven of the 48 fatalities in May.

In 2013, eight people died during the holiday weekend.

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