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16 die on Nebraska roadways in October


Sixteen people were killed in traffic accidents on the state’s roadways during October, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads. There were 11 fatalities on the roads in October 2013.

Last month, the 16 fatalities occurred in 16 separate crashes. In those accidents, none of the 14 vehicle occupants were using safety belts. Two of the fatalities occurred on interstate roads, with eight happening on non-interstate highways and six on local roads. Fifteen of the fatalities occurred in rural locations.

Ten of the fatalities occurred in single vehicle run-off-road crashes and two involved pedestrians.

For 2014, there have been 188 fatalities involving 168 crashes. Through October 2013, there had been 178 fatalities in 161 crashes.


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