Traffic Fatalies Up in Minnesota, Down in North Dakota


The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have released their 2018 preliminary traffic fatality report.

MnDOT says that, preliminarily, 380 people were killed in traffic crashes in 2018, up from 358 in 2017. The highest in recent years was 392 in 2016.

On the North Dakota side of the river, there were 104 deaths in motor vehicle crashes in 2018, a decrease of ten percent from 2017, according to preliminary crash data from the NDDOT and NDHP.

Both states are working towards zero fatalities.