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DPS: Fatality report for the month of April

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Department of Public Safety officials report 56 fatalities in April 2014, compared to 42 in the same month last year.

Guthrie News PageDuring the month of April, there were four motorcyclists and four pedestrians who died in crashes.The highest daily fatality numbers include ten deaths on Mondays, dropping to nine on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. There were seven days in the month of April the Department of Public Safety reported no fatalities. Two of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related. Fifty-one of the fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and five nonresidents. There were 35 male and 18 female victims.  

Seven of the fatality victims were under the age of 20. The 31 to 40-year-old age group led the fatality count with 12. Tulsa County led the state with a fatality count of eight, followed by Choctaw and Rogers County with four fatalities each.                        

The highest number of fatalities occurred on US Highways with 20. There were 11 fatalities on City Streets. Fifty-six percent of those who died in traffic collisions were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

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