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DPS: Fatality report for the month of February

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Department of Public Safety officials report an increase in traffic fatalities. There were 33 fatalities in February  2013 compared to 31 in the same month last year.

Guthrie News PageDuring the month of February there was one motorcyclist who died in traffic related crashes. The highest daily fatality numbers include eight deaths on Fridays, dropping to five on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and  Wednesdays.  There were 10 days in the month of February the Department of Public Safety reported no fatalities.

Three of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related. Twenty-six of the fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and seven nonresidents.  There were 21 male and 11 female victims.

Four of the  fatality victims were under the age of 20. The 21 – 30 year-old age group
led the fatality count with eight.

Oklahoma and Caddo County led the state with a fatality count of three, followed by Atoka,
Grady, Kay and Ottawa Counties with two fatalities each.

The highest number of fatalities occurred on US Highways with eleven. There were seven
fatalities on County Roads .

Forty-four percent of those who died in traffic collisions were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

Year to date fatalities through April 7, 2013 – – 120
Year to date fatalities through April 7, 2012 – – 156

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