Michigan Traffic Fatalities Up 10 Percent in 2015 [DATA]

State Police say there were fewer crashes, but more deaths last year.

Michigan State Police say 963 people were killed in traffic crashes in 2015, ten percent more than the year before. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is also reporting more fatalities involving teenagers, motorcycles, bicycles, drugs, and alcohol. OHSP spokesperson Melody Kindraka tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller researchers will now try to figure out why the numbers went up. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

Here’s a breakdown of all traffic crashes in 2015, broken down by county, highway, age, sex, crash type, and other data:


2015 Michigan State Police Crash Report by WDET 101.9 FM


  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.