Here are the deadliest roads in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin

It’s road trip season! Before you get in the car to take the fam on an adventure, check out this list to discover the most dangerous roads in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

While many roads offer safe travel and breathtaking scenery, there are others where extra caution is needed. In fact, some routes are best avoided if possible. has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in each state based on the average number of fatalities that occur each year. Let’s take a look at the deadliest roads in the Midwest.

Wisconsin: Interstate 94

I-94, which connects the Great Plains and the Great Lakes, is an excellent route for travelers, but does require careful driving.

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I-94 has approximately 13 fatalities per year along the way. According to, there were 115 crashes and 132 fatalities in ten years.

Iowa: Interstate 80

Interstate 80 in Iowa, which runs through Des Moines and Iowa City, is bad news for Iowans. Unfortunately, approximately 19 people lose their lives every year in car accidents on this stretch of road.

To make matters worse, the number of fatalities exceeds the number of accidents. According to, there were 188 fatalities and 154 crashes in ten years.

Minnesota: US 169

Minnesota’s death toll is actually relatively low considering its population of more than 5 million. There were only 60 accidents with 68 fatalities in a ten-year period.

The 169 American accidents indicate an average of seven fatalities per year. It’s not good, but not that bad either, according to

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