NDOT: 27 people killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roads in October

Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 3:49 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (Press Release) - During the month of October, 27 people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

  • These 27 fatalities occurred in 22 fatal crashes.
  • Twelve of the twenty-one vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, four were using a seatbelt, andfive had seatbelt usage marked as unknown.
  • Twenty-two of the fatalities were in rural locations*.
  • There were four fatalities on the interstate, fourteen on other highways, and nine on local roads.
  • Four of the fatalities were motorcyclists.
  • Two of the fatalities were pedestrians.
  • One fatality crash involved a train.
NDOT traffic fatality toll
NDOT traffic fatality toll(NDOT | NDOT)
  • There were 16 fatalities in Oct. of 2022.
  • Only 37 of the 148 vehicle occupants killed during 2023 were using seatbelts.

* The Federal Highway Administration definition for urban is an area with a population of 5,000 or more.

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