Oklahoma sees an increase in traffic deaths

Tuesday, August 13th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Tulsa County leads the state in traffic deaths in July.

A Department of Public Safety report says eight people were killed on Tulsa County roads last month.

Atoka and Rogers counties were the second highest with five traffic deaths in July.

The report says vehicle deaths were up statewide in July.

Sixty-nine people died this July compared to 67 killed in July 2001.

Five of the 69 victims were pedestrians, eleven were motorcyclists and 53 were killed in vehicle accidents.

Saturdays were the most deadly days to drive with 14 people being killed in traffic accidents this July.

Thursdays in July were also dangerous with 13 people dying in crashes.

The majority of the deaths were people between the ages of 17 and 20.