28 people died in crashes on Wisconsin roads in February
MILWAUKEE - The month of February saw 28 people die in 23 different crashes on Wisconsin roads, according to the the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
However, the number is tied for the fith safest month of February in terms of traffic deaths in Wisconsin since the end of World War II. The safest month of February occurred in 2011 with 22 traffic fatalities, and the deadliest was in 1968 with 73 fatalities.
"Traffic deaths last month were eight fewer than February 2012 and four fewer than the five-year average for the month of February," said State Patrol Major Sandra Huxtable with the department. "As of February 28, a total of 69 people have died this year in Wisconsin traffic crashes, which was nine fewer than the same period last year and one more than the five-year average."