7/13/17 – More people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in June, compared to the same month one year ago. Preliminary numbers from the state D-O-T show that 59 people died in June crashes statewide, three more than in the same month of 2016 and five more than the average for the past five years. The D-O-T says 271 people died in Wisconsin traffic mishaps from January through June, one fewer than last year. During that same time period in Dodge County, six motorists were killed. In Columbia County two deaths occurred; Fond du Lac and Washington counties each reported three fatalities; and Jefferson County experienced four. Also, officials say there were eight Wisconsin traffic deaths during the five-day July 4th weekend period from Friday through Independence Day. That’s four fewer than in the same holiday period last year.