MOORHEAD — The Minnesota State Patrol is warning drivers to pay more attention as we enter what they say are the 100 deadliest days of the year on the road — Memorial Day to Labor Day.
As of May 20, There have already been 102 motor vehicle deaths Minnesota in 2019, similar to the number at this time of year in 2018. The crashes include 17 involving pedestrians, 44 single-vehicle crashes, and 52 multiple-vehicle crashes.
Over 50% of the deaths involved alcohol, distracted driving, speeding or not wearing a seat belt.
The Minnesota State Patrol says progress has been made, but there's still room for improvement. In 2017, the state had its lowest number of traffic fatalities in nearly 75 years, but the number went up slightly in 2018.