The Commissioner seeks advice. The annual Mass Killing List has always included vehicular homicides (along with arson and poisonings). It is not and was never meant to be another list of gun crimes. In fact, that is why it is unique. There are problems with vehicular homicides. If the driver is killed, he cannot be charged with a crime. Therefore the list only includes a small subset of such killings. Further, such cases are hard to detect in the news flow. Nonetheless, the Commissioner has ruled that vehicular homicides are to be included. He is resistant to changing the rules and so making the lists different from year to year. He aims for perfectly comparable data year after year. So what is the best way to handle the Branson, Missouri Duck Accident? On Thursday 19 July 2018 a tourist truck entered the water despite weather warnings. The weather did in fact change with remarkable speed, swamping the vehicle. Seventeen people were killed. Reports indicated the driver was also killed, so I lost interest. No it seems the driver lived and has been charged with "17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer, resulting in death." I suppose it has to be included, I can think of no reason why it ought not to be. The Commissioner appreciates your thoughts. Further, as the end of the year approaches, I am open to discussion that this annual thread be moved or posted elsewhere. I realize it is a depressing subject.