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By LuAnn Schindler

Traffic fatality rate increases in Nebraska


October 24, 2019

The number of traffic fatalities on Nebraska roadways in 2019 is up, according to data released Oct. 15, by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

During September, 25 individuals were killed in traffic accidents. That compares to 29 fatalities during September 2018.

Since January, 186 individuals lost their lives in 158 crashes.

September’s fatality total included 22 crashes, with six taking place on the interstate, 12 on other highways and seven on local roads.

Nine of the 21 vehicle occupants killed were not buckled up.

According to NDOT, 21 of the fatalities happened in rural area...

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