State traffic deaths down 11 percent
The tallies on 2008 Minnesota traffic crashes have been released and they show that Minnesota traffic deaths decreased by 11 percent last year,
According to the "Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts 2008" released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety:
- Traffic deaths dropped to 455 in 2008 (versus 510 in 2007). The 2008 deaths represented the lowest number since 1945.