FATALITIES

100 Deadliest Days Results in 132 Lives Lost on Minnesota Roads

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day is known as the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads.

MINNESOTA–The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reported more than half the traffic fatalities so far in 2019 occurred during the 100 deadliest days. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day is known as the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads. 132 traffic fatalities occurred during the summer, including a two-car crash that took six lives. The Department of Public Safety says…

Traffic Deaths Up 6% in 2018

The Department of Public Safety says 381 people died in crashes in 2018.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say traffic deaths in Minnesota increased 6% last year. The Department of Public Safety says 381 people died in crashes in 2018 with speed being the main factor in about a third of the fatalities. The agency’s Office of Traffic Safety says failing to wear seat belts resulted in 96 deaths, while 84 deaths were tied…

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Concludes With Slight Increase In Attendance

Two motorcyclists died during the event

STURGIS, S.D. — Western South Dakota’s famed motorcycle rally in Sturgis is likely seeing a small uptick in attendance this year. This year’s 10-day motorcycle rally just wrapped up. Figures released by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety show a slight overall increase in vehicles entering Sturgis through midweek. Drunk driving, drug, traffic and other arrests point to increased…

Multiple Fatalities After Amtrak Goes Off The Tracks In Washington State

The high-speed train was making its first run on newly constructed tracks when it derailed before 8 a.m. Monday.

DUPONT, Wash. (AP) _ A U.S. official says a train derailment outside of Seattle has killed at least six people and the death count is expected to rise. CNN is reporting that the Sheriff’s office says there are multiple victims inside the derailed cars; 77 people have been taken to local hospitals. The official who was briefed on the investigation…

West Fargo Family’s Legacy Lives On in New Drive Sober Campaign

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign honors the Deutscher family

Video Courtesy of NDDOT WEST FARGO, ND — A West Fargo family killed by a drunk driver is being honored by law enforcement statewide. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign honors the Deutscher family. It has been five years since Aaron and Allison, their daughter Brielle and the couple’s unborn child, were killed in a head-on crash with…