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28 people killed in Wisconsin highway crashes last month


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - April was much safer on Wisconsin highways than a year ago, as the extended winter appeared to keep more folks at home.

According to preliminary figures from the DOT, 28 people were killed in crashes on state roads last month – 17 fewer than last April.

Officials said it was the fewest traffic deaths for an April since the end of World War II in the 1940’s.

For the year as a whole, 134 people were killed on state highways from January through April. That’s 22 fewer than in 2012 – and it’s 7 less than the average for the past five years.