Preliminary information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety shows 50 traffic-related fatalities in June. That’s a significant decline when compared to the 66 deaths reported in June 2015.
While three of the fatalities occurred in Pontotoc County, one of the counties in Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop F’s coverage area, there were no deaths reported in the balance of the counties which in includes Carter, Love, Johnston, Marshall and Murray counties. Logan County led the state with a total of four fatalities. Other counties with three fatalities each included Canadian, Mayes, Tulsa and Wagoner.
The preliminary report shows the following statistics:
• Drivers — 28
• Passengers — 11
• Pedestrians — 4
• Motorcycle riders — 7
• Male victims — 38
• Female victim —12
• State highways —16
• U.S. highways — 10
• Interstates —  6
• Turnpike — 2
• County roads —11
• City streets — 5
Investigative reports indicate three of the fatalities were “alcohol-related.” In 33 percent of fatalities, seatbelts were not in use at time of the crash.
No one age 20 or younger died as the result of a vehicle crash. DPS says the 36-40 age group had the most fatalities with eight, followed by the 56-60 age group with five.
The most deadly day of the week were Wednesdays with 11fatalities reported. Tuesdays followed with eight; Thursdays and Fridays had seven; with six each on Mondays and Saturdays and five on Sundays.  There were four days in the month of June with no reported fatalities.