No. of traffic crash fatalities fall in April statewide

28 killed on roadways for month down compared to 2012

Published On: May 04 2013 02:50:27 PM CDT   Updated On: May 04 2013 02:56:52 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

Wisconsin's traffic deaths fell sharply in April.

Twenty-eight people died in crashes during the month, 17 fewer than last year and 16 fewer than the five-year average.

Traffic crashes in Wisconsin had killed 134 people this year by the end of April, also down from a year ago.

The numbers are preliminary. State transportation officials said drivers must buckle up to ensure safety and avoid violations.