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April traffic deaths in Wisconsin at lowest level since 1940's

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The extended cold and snowy winter had at least one positive effect -- fewer people dying in Wisconsin traffic crashes.  

According to the DOT's preliminary figures, 27 people were killed in 21 crashes throughout the Badger State last month. That's the lowest number of traffic deaths for an April since the end of World War II in the 1940's.  

The total was two less than a year ago, and 15 less than the average for the past five years.  

For the first four months of this year, 115 people have died in crashes -- 18 fewer than the year before, and 22 less than the five-year average.  

Six motorcyclists and 16 pedestrians have been killed in Wisconsin crashes so far this year.

Meanwhile, the annual Memorial Day "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign is about to begin. It runs from May 19th through June 1st. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)