Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Weekly fatality report

As of October 26, 2014

October 2014 fatalities 35
September 2014 fatalities 45
2014 Year-to-date fatalities* 400
2014 Year-to-date fatal crashes* 361
2013 Year-to-date fatalities 439
2013 Year-to-date fatal crashes 410
Five-year fatal trend comparison
  2014* 2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  Average
Fatal crashes 361 410 466 419 433 396 425
Fatalities 400 439 527 454 470 438 466
Fatalities by role
  2014* 2013
Bicyclists 3 9
Drivers 214 247
Motorcycle-drivers 65 76
Motorcycle-passengers 7 4
Passengers 81 67
Pedestrians 29 29
Unknown 1 7
Total 400 439

*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: October 27, 2014

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