Oklahoma Highway Deaths Decrease

Ponca City Now - September 10, 2013 8:56 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says fewer people died on the state’s roads and highways in July than the same month last year.

DPS says 51 fatalities were reported on Oklahoma roadways in July. A total of 60 highway deaths were reported in July 2012.

The agency says 12 motorcyclists and three pedestrians died in traffic related crashes in July. The highest daily fatality numbers include ten deaths on Saturdays. There were just six days during the month in which no fatalities were reported.

Oklahoma County led the state with nine fatalities, followed by Tulsa with seven.

One fatality crash in July was alcohol-related. The agency says 52 percent of those who died in traffic collisions in July were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

 

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