Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Weekly fatality report

As of August 31, 2014

July 2014 fatalities 43
June 2014 fatalities 50
2014 Year-to-date fatalities* 320
2014 Year-to-date fatal crashes* 289
2013 Year-to-date fatalities 348
2013 Year-to-date fatal crashes 323
Five-year fatal trend comparison
  2014* 2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  Average
Fatal crashes 289 323 348 330 340 312 331
Fatalities 320 348 397 358 368 349 364
Fatalities by role
  2014* 2013
Bicyclists 3 9
Drivers 176 192
Motorcycle-drivers 51 59
Motorcycle-passengers 5 3
Passengers 62 55
Pedestrians 22 23
Unknown 1 7
Total 320 348

*2014 Data is preliminary
Data source: WisDOT-DMV Accident Records database

The figures shown represent traffic fatalities occurring on public traffic ways in Wisconsin reported to the Division of Motor Vehicles-Accident Records Unit as of the date shown at the top of the page. A traffic fatality is reported when death occurs within 30 days (of the crash) as a result of injuries received in the crash. Traffic fatalities are not considered officially reported until the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles-Accident Records Unit has been notified by the investigating law enforcement officer or agency.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) contains data on all vehicle crashes in the United States that occur on a public roadway and involve a fatality in the crash.

Fatalities by county

Fatalities by month

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-9288 or (608) 266-2265
Fax: (608) 267-2119

Date modified: September 2, 2014

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