2012 MN Traffic Fatalities 04 Jan 13

The number of traffic deaths went up in Minnesota in 2012, for the first time in five years. A total of 378 people were killed on the state’s roads last year, compared to 368 deaths the year before. In the local area in 2012, there were 5 traffic fatalities in Blue Earth County, 1 in Brown County, 6 deaths in McLeod County, 1 in Martin County, 3 fatalities in Nicollet County, 6 in Redwood County, 1 in Renville County, and 2 deaths in Sibley County. There were 53 motorcycle deaths statewide in 2012 as well — 11 more than the year before.