Families mourn loved ones as Minnesota reaches the highest number of traffic deaths since 2007
Yes, 497 is the highest number of traffic fatalities since 2007 when there were 510 traffic deaths, according to preliminary figures reported by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
Minnesota averaged 378 traffic fatalities a year from 2016 to 2020.
Minnesota reported the first traffic fatality of 2022 on New Year’s Day when a 51-year-old unbelted male driver was killed in Goodhue County. . .