What Are The Most Fatal Highways in Minnesota?
Driving anywhere carries risks these days, but there are some roads that are more dangerous than others. So what are the most fatal highways here in Minnesota?
The Land of 10,000 Lakes has a LOT of roads. In fact, according to the Minnesota House Research Department, the Gopher State has about 135,000 miles of streets and highways, one of the largest totals in the country.
Whether you're on a local or town road, a city street, a county highway, a state highway, or an interstate, traveling those roadways can be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that nearly 39,000 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes on U.S. roadways last year—an increase of roughly 7% from 2019, according to the most recent data released in 2022.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) notes that the summer of 2023 was a particularly deadly one in the North Star State. Over the '100 deadliest days of summer,' which is between Memorial and Labor Day, KSTP noted that Minnesota reported 161 deaths, one of the highest the state has seen in a decade.
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So what are the most fatal highways in Minnesota? Stacker ranked data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by the NHTSA to identify the highways in Minnesota that had the most fatalities from motor vehicle crashes in 2020. Keep scrolling to find out.
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