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Report: No July 4 Traffic Deaths In Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — July 4 is typically Minnesota’s deadliest day on the road, but the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports state no fatal crashes occurred in the state on Independence Day.

Not all agencies have completed their reports for the Fourth of July travel period, the State Patrol says, which lasts from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

In the last three years, 15 traffic deaths took place on July 4, according to the State Patrol. There have been 147 traffic deaths so far in 2012, compared to 136 at this time in 2011.

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