Preliminary reports from Michigan State Police indicate 10 people lost their lives in eight separate traffic crashes during the 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend. In comparison, 19 people were killed in 15 fatal traffic crashes during the 2018 Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Of the eight deadly crashes:
- Restraint use was unknown in five.
- Alcohol use was a known factor in one of the deadly crashes.
- One involved a motorcyclist; a helmet was worn.
- One victim was a pedestrian.
The 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend ran from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019.