5/8/17 – April traffic deaths in Wisconsin are the same as one year ago. The state D-O-T says 41 people were killed in crashes around the state last month — same as the previous April but three more than the average for the past five years. For 2017 as a whole, 143 people have died in Wisconsin highway crashes, 18 fewer than the first four months of last year but one above the five-year average. Dodge County experienced four deaths through April 30. Three deaths were reported in Fond du Lac County. There has been one death in each Columbia, Washington and Jefferson counties. This is the time of year when you’ll hear more reminders to buckle your seat belt — and have a better chance of being ticketed if you don’t. The annual Memorial Day Click It or Ticket campaign runs from May 22nd through June fourth. Officials say almost half the motorists killed last year were not wearing seat belts.