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DPS: Fatality report for the month of December

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Department of Public Safety officials report 52 traffic-related fatalities in December 2014 compared to 45 in the same month last year.

Guthrie News PageSix pedestrians died in crashes during the month of December. The highest daily fatality numbers include 11 deaths on Wednesdays dropping to 10 on Mondays and Fridays. There were six days in the month of December with no reported fatalities.

Two of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related. Forty-eight of the fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and four nonresidents. There were 33 male and 18 female victims. Four of the fatality victims were under the age of 20. The 61 – to 70-year-old age group led the fatality count with 11.

Oklahoma County led the state with a total of eight fatalities, followed by Tulsa County with seven. The highest number of fatalities occurred on city streets with 13. There were 12 fatalities on state highways.

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

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