8/4/17 – Sixty-six people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in July, three more than the same month the year before. The D-O-T says the preliminary July death toll was the highest so far this year, with eleven more than the July average for the past five years. It prompted the D-O-T to issue a “call for action,” urging all motorists to be safer and more responsible on the roads. Three-hundred-38 people were killed on Wisconsin highways during the first seven months of this year, three more than the previous year. Forty-five motorcyclists were among those killed, along with 38 pedestrians. In Dodge County, there has been eight traffic deaths to date. Jefferson and Fond du Lac counties have each experienced five deaths, Columbia County has had four and Washington County has seen three fatalities.