11/4/17 – Twelve more people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in October than in the same month last year. According to preliminary D-O-T figures, 58 people were killed in state crashes last month, up from 46 in October of last year. The higher death toll came during a month when it was warmer and rainier than normal — and the state’s deer herd was on the move, causing two fatal crashes in Monroe and Dodge counties. For the year as a whole, 506 people died on Wisconsin roads from January through October. That’s 21 more than last year, and 39 more than the average for the past five years. In Dodge County, there has been 17 traffic fatalities through the end of last month, five more than all of last year and six more than the five-year average. Columbia and Jefferson counties have had five deaths to date while Washington County has had six and Fond du Lac County has experienced nine.