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MICHIGAN—Data shows that traffic fatalities rose 7.2% in 2020 to nearly 39,000 nationwide—the most deaths recorded since 2007. Qualifying this disturbing fact are several common denominators behind traffic deaths such as impaired driving, failure to use a seat belt, and excessive speed.

These are the counties in Michigan that had the most fatalities from motor vehicle crashes in 2020, according to recent data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by Stacker.  Each county is ranked by the number of deaths per 100,000 people, along with their ranking among all US counties.

10. Tuscola County

  • Crash Fatalities: 12 — 22.5 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 661

9. Clare County

  • Crash Fatalities: 7 — 22.7 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 655

8. Menominee County

  • Crash Fatalities: 6 — 25.6 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 560 nationally

7. St. Joseph County

  • Crash Fatalities: 17 — 27.9 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 478

6. Manistee County

  • Crash Fatalities: 7 — 28.1 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 474

5. Ogemaw County

  • Crash Fatalities: 6 — 28.9 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 444

4. Newaygo County

  • Crash Fatalities: 16— 32.2 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 373

3. Arenac County

  • Crash Fatalities: 5— 33.3 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 347

2. Osceola County

  • Crash Fatalities: 13 — 56.7 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 99

1. Oscoda County

  • Crash Fatalities: 5 — 60.9 per 100K people
  • National Ranking: No. 87

This report from Stacker was republished pursuant to a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.