Weekly fatality report

As of May 21, 2017

May 2017 fatalities23
April 2017 fatalities
2017 Year-to-date fatalities*178
2017 Year-to-date fatal crashes*163
2016 Year-to-date fatalities*191
2016 Year-to-date fatal crashes*171

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Five-year fatal trend comparison
(Year-to-date) 2012-2016*
2017* 2016* 2015 2014 2013 2012 Average
Fatal crashes163171169124138160152
Fatalities 178191182138154183170

Fatalities by role
Motorcycle drivers1113
Motorcycle passengers00
Total         178             191

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*2016 and 2017 data is preliminary​​
Data source: WisDOT-D​MV 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 Un​it 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

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Call: (608) 266-9288 or (608) 266-2265
Fax: (608) 267-2119​​​​​​​​​

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