The number of people killed on Wisconsin highways in October was the most in the month in the last six years, a state report said.

The Department of Transportation's monthly fatal crash report said 58 people were killed on state roads in October, compared to 46 in October of 2016 and a five-year average of 48.

The October total also surpassed the September total of 41, which was the lowest September total in the modern era (since the end of World War II).

Through the first 10 months of 2017, 506 people have died in crashes in Wisconsin, compared to 485 fatalities through October in 2016 and a five-year average of 467.

The 506 traffic fatalities include 287 drivers, 85 passengers, 76 motorcyclists, 49 pedestrians and seven bicyclists.

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