State Police Reports Decrease in Traffic Fatalities for 2016 Fourth of July Holiday WeekendContact: Lt. Gary Megge, MSP Traffic Services Section, 517-636-5433
July 6, 2016
The Michigan State Police (MSP) announced that preliminary reports that indicate seven people lost their lives in seven separate traffic crashes during the 2016 Fourth of July holiday weekend. In comparison, 11 traffic crashes resulted in 12 deaths during the 2015 Fourth of July holiday weekend.
“These numbers are preliminary and only reflect fatalities reported to the MSP as of 11 a.m. on July 5,” stated F/Lt. Kevin Rod, acting commander of the MSP Training Division. “While a decrease in fatalities is excellent news, four crashes involved pedestrians which is concerning. The MSP continues to urge motorists to drive responsibly by limiting distractions behind the wheel, not drinking and driving and buckling up each and every ride.”
|July 4, 2016||Kent||No||No Belts Available||Pedestrian||33|
|July 4, 2016||Livingston||Yes||No Belts Used||Driver||53|
|July 4, 2016||Monroe||No||Shoulder and Lap Belt||Driver||60|
|July 3, 2016||Oscoda||Unknown||Helmet Use Unknown||Motorcyclist||32|
|July 3, 2016||Ottawa||No||No Belts Available||Pedestrian||3|
|July 4, 2016||Washtenaw||No||No Belts Available||Pedestrian||2|
|July 3, 2016||Wayne||Unknown||No Belts Available||Pedestrian||83|
This report covers dates ranging from 7/1/2016 at 6:00:00PM to 7/4/2016 at 11:59:59PM.
The 2016 Fourth of July holiday weekend ran from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2015.