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Fatal Minnesota vehicle crashes lowest in 70 years

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DULUTH, Minn. -- The number of people killed in crashes on Minnesota roads continues to fall, and last year reached its lowest point in nearly 70 years.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety on Wednesday issued its final report on 2011 traffic crashes in the state. In 2011, 368 people died in crashes on Minnesota roads, down about 10 percent from 2010 (411 fatalities) and down 44 percent since 2002 (657).

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