(Dodge County) Dodge County had eight traffic fatalities in 2020 compared to 13 in 2019. Based on figures from the state’s department of transportation, that number is still below the county’s five-year average of 12. The first traffic fatality in 2021 was recorded on Tuesday. Fond du Lac County had 9 traffic fatalities in 2020 compared to 8 in the previous year. Washington County finished 2020 with four traffic deaths, a decrease from 12 reported in 2019. Green Lake County had 3 deaths the same as the previous year after recording no traffic deaths in 2017 and 2018. Jefferson County had nine deaths this past year compared to six in 2019. Columbia County had 14 deaths, up from nine in 2019. Overall the state had 589 traffic fatalities last year up from 550 in 2019 and higher than the 5-year average of 579 deaths.