BISMARCK — Highway fatalities in North Dakota are on pace to end the year below 100 for the first time in 17 years.
The last time it happened was 2002, when the final count was 97 fatalities on North Dakota roads, according to the state Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The statewide fatality count as of early Wednesday, Dec. 11, was 93. Last year at this time, it was 96. The total for 2018 was 105.
“This is a big deal for North Dakota because these numbers represent our family, friends, and members of the community,” Safety Division Director Karin Mongeon said.