VIDEO: ‘Dying to Get Home’ campaign

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(ABC 6 News) – Law enforcement agencies across Southeast Minnesota are partnering to prevent a tragic end to summer fun this Labor Day weekend with a campaign aimed at slowing down dangerous driving behavior.

The ‘Dying to Get Home’ campaign will run Friday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. and was led by the sheriffs in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona counties

This year, the state reported its 300th traffic death (preliminary) on August 28. This is the earliest date the state reached 300 traffic fatalities since 2007. As of Sept. 1, preliminary information shows there have been at least 104 speed-related traffic deaths.

Olmsted County Deputy Casey Mcfarlen joined us along Highway 14 to discuss the high number of traffic deaths this year and the Labor Day campaign to crackdown on speeding.