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Fatal crashes seem to be decreasing in Wisconsin

9:47 PM, Oct. 14, 2013
Wisconsin took a step backward in 2012 when traffic deaths soared to 601, but police and state transportation officials are buoyed by a significant decline in fatalities this year.
Wisconsin took a step backward in 2012 when traffic deaths soared to 601, but police and state transportation officials are buoyed by a significant decline in fatalities this year.
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Wisconsin took a step backward in 2012 when traffic deaths soared to 601, but police and state transportation officials are buoyed by a significant decline in fatalities this year.

"I don't know if it's the grace of God, but I'm glad it's happening," said Capt. Nick Scorcio of the Wisconsin State Patrol office in Fond du Lac. "I'm very happy to see it."

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported that 396 people died in state traffic crashes as of Sept. 30 - 80 fewer than the same period in 2012. That amounts to a nearly 17 percent reduction, said David Pabst, director of the bureau of ...

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