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Monthly Preliminary Fatal Crash Numbers

August 2020 Preliminary Fatal Crash and Fatality Numbers

  • There were 39 fatal crashes in August, compared with 38 last year.
  • There were 40 fatalities in August, compared with 48 last year.
  • Of the 40 fatalities:
    • 1 person died in distracted driving-related crashes.    
    • 11 people died in speed-related crashes.   
    • 10 people died in an alcohol-related crash.                
    •  7 people died who were unbelted.         
    • 26 were men, 14 were women.
    • 4 were a pedestrians.        
    • 2 were bicyclists.​
    • 14 were motorcyclists. 
  • 2,401 motorists were arrested for DWI in August, compared with 2,659 in August 2019.

 August Fatalities by Age 

​0-10 ​11-20 ​21-30 ​31-40 ​41-50 ​51-60 ​61-70 ​71-80 ​81-90 91-​100​​ Not Reported​​
0 5 9 6 ​6 ​8 ​2 ​0 ​1 ​0 ​3

  

Year-to-date Fatalities (January-August)  

  • Preliminary numbers show 229 traffic crashes in 2020, compared with 214 last year. 
  • 247 people that have been killed in traffic crashes in 2020, compared with 236 this time last year.  
  • Of the 247 fatalities:
    • 12 people died in distracted driving-related crashes.               
    • 76 people died in speed-related crashes.         
    • 71 people died in alcohol-related crashes.     .                                   .                              
    • 62 people died who were unbelted.        
    • 180 were men, 67 were women. 
    • 27 were pedestrians.    
    • 6 were bicyclists.
    • 45 were motorcyclists.           
  • 15430 motorists were arrested for DWI so far in 2020 (January-August), compared with 18,688 in 2019. 

January-August Fatalities by Age

​0-10 ​11-20 ​21-30 ​31-40 ​41-50 ​51-60 ​61-70 ​71-80 ​81-90 91-​100​​ Not Reported ​
​3 ​32 ​44 ​31 ​36 42 ​25 ​17 ​13 ​0 ​4

 

Monthly Reports

Trends

  • Preliminary reports show there were 364 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads in 2019, compared with 381 in 2018
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