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Monthly Preliminary Fatal Crash Numbers

September 2019 Preliminary Fatal Crash and Fatality Numbers

  • There were 27 fatal crashes in September, compared with 40 last year.
  • There were 29 fatalities in September, compared with 43 last year.
  • Of the 29 fatalities:
    • 2 people died in distracted driving-related crashes.    
    • 5 people died in speed-related crashes.   
    • 9 people died in an alcohol-related crash. 
    • 10  people died who were unbelted.    
    •  were men, 11 were women were men, 11 were women and one was not reported. 
    • 2 were pedestrians. 
    • 0 were bicyclists.
    • 3 were motorcyclists.
  • 2,378 motorists were arrested for DWI in September, compared with 2,362 in September 2018.

 Fatalities by Age 

​0-10 ​11-20 ​21-30 ​31-40 ​41-50 ​51-60 ​61-70 ​71-80 ​81-90 91-​100​​
0 0 3 ​6 ​4 ​3 ​7 ​2 ​2 ​0

  

Year-to-date Fatalities (January-August)  

  • Preliminary numbers show 264 people have been killed in traffic crashes in 2019, compared with 271 last year. 
  • Of the 264 fatalities:
    • 23 people died in distracted driving-related crashes.               
    • 54 people died in speed-related crashes.    
    • 70 people died in alcohol-related crashes.                              
    • 53 people died who were unbelted. 
    • 172 were men, 62 were women. 
    • 26 were pedestrians. 
    • 6 were bicyclists  were bicyclists
    • 36 were motorcyclist 4 were motorcyclist  were motorcyclist 4 were motorcyclist
  • 21,089 motorists were arrested for DWI so far in 2019 (January-September), compared with 20,117 through September 2018. That's a five percent increase.

January-September Fatalities by Age

​0-10 ​11-20 ​21-30 ​31-40 ​41-50 ​51-60 ​61-70 ​71-80 ​81-90 91-​100​​
​2 ​26 ​46 ​38 ​34 ​35 ​40 ​23 ​14 ​4

 

Monthly Reports

Trends

  • Preliminary reports show there were 380 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads in 2018, compared with 358 in 2017
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