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Highway fatalities, crashes down in Wis.
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MADISON - The number of people killed in highway crashes so far this year in Wisconsin is down significantly.The state Department of Transportation reports 347 people have died in accidents - 55 fewer than at the same time a year ago. That's a 14 percent drop.Locally, traffic fatalities are also down so far in 2009, compared to previous years.Green County has had two fatalities so far this year.One took place in May and the other took place Aug. 29, west of Monroe.As of July 12, 2008, Green County had one traffic fatality. The county ended the year with two traffic fatalities.In 2007, according to Green County Sheriff Randy Roderick, Green County had six fatalities.