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OHP Releases Fatality Report


Trp. Dwight Durant, Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Public Affairs Division

Preliminary information from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety shows 41 traffic-related fatalities in July 2016, compared to 75 confirmed fatalities in the same month last year.

Some 36 of the fatality victims were Oklahoma residents.

The number of fatalities on each type of roadway: state highway, 11; county road, nine; U.S. highway, nine; city street, six; interstate highway, four; turnpike, two.

Some 25 of the fatality victims were drivers; six were passengers; four were pedestrians; four were motorcycle operators; two were bicyclists.

The daily fatality numbers include 15 deaths on Sundays; four on Mondays; three on Tuesdays; 10 on Thursdays; three on Fridays; six on Saturdays. There were 13 days in the month of July with no reported fatalities.

According to police reports, four fatalities were alcohol-related.

There were 10 female victims and 31 male victims.

Two of the victims were age 20 or younger. The 21- to 25-year-old age group had the most fatalities with six, followed by the 36- to 40-year-old age group with five.

Tulsa County led the state with a total of five fatalities, followed by Oklahoma and Okmulgee counties with three fatalities each.

Some 58.6 percent of those who died in traffic collisions were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

For additional statistics, please visit the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office website: