April 2007 - Monthly Fatality Report

Department of Public Safety Officials report an significant decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of April. Fatalities were down 26 for a total of 43 compared to 69 in the same month last year in April.

None of the fatality victims were pedestrians, four were motorcyclists, which leaves a total of 39 that died in vehicle crashes. The highest daily numbers include nine deaths on Mondays, dropping to eight deaths on Saturdays. There were eight deathless days in April.

Five of the vehicle crashes were alcohol-related in the opinion of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. There were 27 male and 16 female victims. Only two of the victims were non- residents of Oklahoma, leaving 41 Oklahoma residents.

Eight of the victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of deaths by age group were 11 in the 41-to 50 year-olds with 7 in the 21- to 30 year- olds and 7 in the 51-to 60 categories. Oklahoma County led the state in fatality accidents with a fatality count of six, followed by Grady County with four.

State Highways lead the fatality crashes with ten.

The year to date fatalities through May 15, 2006 - - - 249
The year to date fatalities through May 15, 2007 - - - 220