More than 100 people have died on Minnesota roads so far in 2019

Seventeen pedestrians have been killed already this year.
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More than 100 people have lost their lives on Minnesota roads in 2019. 

The update was released Saturday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, which says 102 people have died on Minnesota roads since Jan. 1, as of May 16. Reaching 100 fatalities comes two days later than it did in 2018, when the 100th death was record on May 14. 

The deaths are categorized as follows: 

  • 81 motor vehicle occupants
  • 3 motorcyclists
  • 17 pedestrians
  • 1 bicyclist

The department notes that were 11 pedestrian deaths at this same point last year. 

Speed, alcohol, seat belts and distractions have factored in 67 percent of the 102 fatalities. 

  • 20 speed-related deaths
  • 19 unbelted motorist deaths
  • 18 alcohol-related deaths
  • 10 distracted-related deaths

Last year, 381 people died on Minnesota roads. 

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