May 2007 - Monthly Fatality Report

Department of Public Safety Officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of May. Fatalities were down four for a total of 66 compared to 70 in the same month last year in May.

Five of the fatality victims were pedestrians, nine were motorcyclists, and one was bicyclist, which leaves a total of 51 that died in vehicle crashes. The highest daily numbers include 18 deaths on Fridays, dropping to 13 deaths on Saturdays. There were five deathless days in May.

Nine of the vehicle crashes were alcohol-related in the opinion of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. There were 44 male and 22 female victims. Seventeen of the victims were non- residents of Oklahoma, leaving 49 Oklahoma residents.

Ten of the victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of deaths by age group were 17 in the 21-to 30 year-olds and 10 in the 41- to 50 year-olds categories. Washita County led the state in fatality accidents with a fatality count of eight, followed by Custer, Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties with four each.

State Highways had the most fatality crashes with fourteen.

The year to date fatalities through June 11, 2006 - - - 328
The year to date fatalities through June 11, 2007 - - - 289