Michigan crowned deadliest state for winter driving, report says

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 14:35:20-05

(WXYZ) — Our great state has been crowned the deadliest state for winter driving, according to a recent study.

Consumer research website,, says Michigan has the highest number of winter weather-related driving fatalities in the country -- earning it the top spot.

The study found between 2013 and 2017, there were 282 fatalities as a result of winter-related accidents. Michigan averages 37 deaths per 100 below-freezing days each year, according to research.

Detroit, Oshtemo, Lansing, Pontiac and Romulus were listed as the worst cities for winter driving in the state. The worst roads were I-94, I-75, I-96, US-31 and US-41.

Top five deadliest states for winter driving by fatalities were:

  1. Michigan, 282 winter driving fatalities
  2. Pennsylvania, 197 winter-driving fatalities
  3. New York, 183 winter-driving fatalities
  4. Ohio, 172 winter-driving fatalities
  5. Illinois, 135 winter-driving fatalities

See the full study here.