Michigan State Police announced that preliminary reports indicate 11 people lost their lives in 11 separate traffic crashes during the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend.
During the 2017 Labor Day holiday weekend, 10 traffic crashes resulted in 15 deaths.
Restraint use was unknown in four of the fatal crashes, two fatal crashes involved alcohol and three crashes involved both pedestrians and a bicyclist. One of the fatal crashes over the weekend also involved a motorcyclist where helmet use was unknown.
The figures are preliminary and only reflect those fatalities reported to the MSP as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend ran from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 31 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday.