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Police: Vt. motor vehicle fatalities surpass 2011

(AP) Vermont State Police say two men killed in unrelated car crashes last weekend brings the total number of motor vehicle fatalities across the state this year to 57-two more than last year's total.

Police said the 55 people killed on Vermont's roads last year was the lowest recorded number since 1944.
They said a record high of 161 deaths was reported in 1979.

Monday marked the end of the state police's Operation H.E.A.T., or High Enforcement Area Team, an initiative aimed at cracking down on dangerous driving. The effort started July 4.