Road fatalities drop in Nebraska in January

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska) — In January 2023, the number of road fatalities in Nebraska was down from a year ago.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation says eight people died in crashes on the state’s highways last month, down 2% from 2022, when 23 people died in 23 crashes.

Four of the seven passengers who died in the cars were not wearing seat belts. Nobody was wearing seat belts. The seat belt fastenings of the three passengers were listed as unknown.

One fatality occurred on a local road; seven others were on other state highways. Six out of eight occurred in rural areas with a population of no more than 5,000 people.

One of the dead is a cyclist.

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