10/8/17 – Wisconsin records its fewest traffic deaths for a September since the end of World War Two in the 1940s. According to preliminary figures from the state D-O-T, 41 people lost their lives in state crashes last month — six fewer than the same month last year, and 16 fewer than the average for the last five Septembers. Four-hundred-38 people were killed on Wisconsin roadways in the first nine months of this year — one fewer than the same period last year, but 19 more than the five-year average. Sixty-five motorcyclists have died this year along with 44 pedestrians and three bicycle riders. In Dodge County, there were 15 traffic deaths through the end of September, three more than all of last year and four more than the five year average. Columbia, Jefferson and Washington counties have experienced five deaths to date while Fond du Lac County has had nine.