Dodge County Finishes 2018 With Eight Traffic Deaths

(Dodge County) The state Department of Transportation has released final numbers of traffic deaths from 2018. Dodge County experienced eight traffic fatalities last year, well-below the 20 that occurred in 2017. The five-year average in Dodge County is 13. Columbia County saw eleven roadway deaths, five more than the previous year. Fond du Lac County recorded 15, up from 11 the previous year. Jefferson County had 13 motorists killed in each of the past two years. For the second straight year, Green Lake County experienced no traffic fatalities. Chief Deputy Mark Putzke says from 2000 through 2018 they averaged 2.5 traffic deaths a year. Statewide traffic deaths were down.