Wisconsin Traffic Deaths Below Average In September

10/7/11 – Last month was the safest September on Wisconsin highways since the 1940’s. The D-O-T says that 46 people were killed last month in traffic crashes across the state. That’s 12 fewer than the previous September, and 17 fewer than the average for the month in the past five years. There were no traffic fatalities on Dodge County roads last month. Sheriffs Patrol Captain Molly Soblewski says the death of an Illinois man found in his car in the Horicon Marsh on September 20 has been tied to a medical condition and therefore is not considered a traffic fatality. That’s the second time this year a medical condition has been determined to be the cause of death in a car accident. The statewide traffic death toll for the first nine months of this year is 409, down from 426 in January-through-September of 2010. There have been eight deaths this year in Dodge County, the most recent occurred in May. The D-O-T also says 77 motorcyclists have been killed throughout the state this year, including seven passengers.