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Traffic accident fatalities drop in Cheyenne County

Rates remain steady across the state from 2012 to 2013

 


Although rates of traffic fatalities in Nebraska remained virtually identical in 2012 and 2013, the number of alcohol-related fatalities decreased by around 10 percent last year, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

In 2012, 43 percent of fatal crashes in the state had suspected alcohol involvement. This was the highest number in 20 years.

Nebraska Office of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek hypothesized last year that the numbers could have been anomalies that would return to the usual average of around 30 percent in 2013. The number didn’t quite meet that mark with...



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