2/6/17 – Wisconsin has had the same number of traffic deaths in January as in the same month last year. The D-O-T’s preliminary data shows that 32 people died in state traffic crashes last month, five fewer than the average for the past five years. The January deaths included one pedestrian, 21 motor vehicle drivers, and ten passengers. The state’s total was the third fewest for a January since World War Two. The safest January was in 2010, when 20 people died in state traffic mishaps. Locally, there were no traffic fatalities on roadways in Columbia, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Washington, Green Lake or Dodge counties.