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LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) - According to the Michigan State Police, traffic deaths in Michigan rose for the second straight year in 2013.

The biggest jumps occurred in drug-involved fatalities which increased 22% from 135 in 2012 to 165 in 2013. Bicyclist deaths increased 35% from 20 in 2012 to 27 in 2013. Commercial motor vehicle involved deaths increased 18% from 80 in 2012 to 94 in 2013.

Overall, traffic fatalities rose 2% from 936 in 2012 to 951 in 2013.

"Michigan's 2013 statistics mimic national trends," said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, MSP director. "In recent years there has been an upswing across the country in fatalities involving large trucks, bicyclists, pedestrians and impaired driving."

  • Teen traffic fatalities fell for second straight year, with 69 deaths in 2013 after 85 in 2012.
  • Cell phone-involved crashes decreased 8 percent, from 748 in 2012 to 689 in 2013.
  • Cell phone-involved fatal crashes decreased from 8 in 2012 to 4 in 2013.
  • Pedestrian fatalities increased 9 percent, from 137 in 2012 to 149 in 2013.
  • The number of crashes involving deer increased 1 percent, from 48,918 in 2012 to 49,205 in 2013, and deer-involved fatalities increased by 50 percent from 8 deaths in 2012 to 12 in 2013. Injuries increased 1 percent, from 70,519 in 2012 to 71,031 in 2013.
  • Alcohol-involved traffic deaths increased 1 percent, from 281 in 2012 to 284 in 2013.
  • Motorcyclist fatalities decreased 1 percent, from 129 in 2012 to 128 in 2013.
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