The month of July was deadliest on Wisconsin roadways so far this year. Data released by the state Department of Transportation shows 60 people were killed in highway crashes last month, 21 more than in July of 2015, and 6 more than the most recent 5-year average. Despite the higher numbers, this past July was still the 8th safest month of July in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II. The DOT says that as of the end of July, 338 people have died in traffic crashes this year. That includes 42 motorcycle drivers, 4 motorcycle passengers, 24 pedestrians, and 9 bicyclists. And overall, traffic deaths are up by 48 compared to the same time last year.