The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports that more Michigan residents die from overdoses caused by opioids including heroin than gun fatalities and traffic crashes.

According to the new data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, heroin and opioid overdoes exceeded deaths from auto accidents and gun deaths in 2015. In 2015 alone 1,275 people in Michigan died from overdoses caused by heroin or opioid prescription compared to 1,164 gun related deaths and 840 traffic deaths.

Source: MLive.com