Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Weekly fatality report

As of May 17, 2015

May 2015 fatalities 25
April 2015 fatalities 51
2015 Year-to-date fatalities* 178
2015 Year-to-date fatal crashes* 165
2014 Year-to-date fatalities* 133
2014 Year-to-date fatal crashes* 119
Five-year fatal trend comparison
  2015* 2014* 2013  2012  2011  2010  Average
Fatal crashes 165 119 133 153 132 152 138
Fatalities 178 133 149 174 148 162 153
Fatalities by role
  2015* 2014*
Bicyclists 2  
Drivers 105 80
Motorcycle-drivers 18 9
Motorcycle-passengers   1
Passengers 34 28
Pedestrians 16 15
Unknown 3  
Total 178 133

*2014 and 2015 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: May 18, 2015

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