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Traffic Crashes Decrease, Fatalities Increase

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A new report from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center shows that traffic crashes in Michigan have decreased, but fatalities increased.

Since 2011, fatalities increased 5 percent from 889 to 936. Traffic crashes fell 4 percent to 273,049 from 284,049. Injuries in those crashes also fell 2 percent from 70,519 from 71,796.

Crashes that were ruled alcohol and drug related, rose 3 percent to 281 and 6 percent to 135 respectively according to the report.

Teen fatalities, cell phone related crashes, deer related incidents, pedestrian and bike fatalities have all also fallen since 2011.

Commercial motor vehicle and motorcyclist fatalities both increased.

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