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Monthly Preliminary Fatal Crash Numbers

February 2019 Preliminary Fatal Crash and Fatality Numbers

  • There were 16 fatal crashes in February compared with 17 last year.
  • There were 18 fatalities in February compared with 19 last year.
  • Of the 18 fatalities:
    • 1 people died in distracted driving-related crashes. 
    • 2 people died in speed-related crashes. 
    • 4 people died in alcohol-related crashes. 
    • 4 people died who were unbelted. 
    • 11 were men, 7 were women. 
    • 2 were pedestrians. 
    • 0 were bicyclists.
    • 0 were motorcyclists.
  • 1,974 motorists were arrested for DWI in February, compared with 1,996 in February 2018.

February Fatalities by Age

​0-10 ​11-20 ​21-30 ​31-40 ​41-50 ​51-60 ​61-70 ​71-80 ​81-90 91-​100​​
​0 ​2 ​1 ​3 ​2 ​3 ​3 ​4 ​0 ​0

  

Year-to-date Fatalities (January – February)  

  • Preliminary numbers show 45 people have been killed in traffic crashes in 2019, compared with 41 last year. 
  • Of the 45 fatalities:
    • 5 people died in distracted driving-related crashes. 
    • 9 people died in speed-related crashes. 
    • 8 people died in alcohol-related crashes. 
    • 7 people died who were unbelted. 
    • 26 were men, 19 were women. 
    • 10 were pedestrians. 
    • 0 were bicyclists
    • 0 were motorcyclists
  • 4,113 motorists were arrested for DWI so far in 2019 (January – February), compared with 3,967 this time last year.

January - February Fatalities by Age  

​0-10 ​11-20 ​21-30 ​31-40 ​41-50 ​51-60 ​61-70 ​71-80 ​81-90 91-​100​​
​0 ​5 ​5 ​8 ​6 ​6 ​4 ​7 ​3 ​1

 

Trends

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