Nebraska DOT Reports 24 People Died On Roads In August

Nebraska DOT Reports 24 People Died On Roads In August

The Nebraska DOT reports that 24 people died on Nebraska roads during the month of August.

Twenty-four of the fatalities occurred in 23 crashes.  Eleven of the nineteen vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts, four were using seat belts an four had usage marked unknown.

Sixteen of the fatalities happened in rural areas.  There were three deadly accidents on the interstate system, sixteen on highways and five on local roads.

Three of the fatalities were pedestrians, two were motorcyclists and one involved a train.

 

                        COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS

JANUARY – AUGUST FATALITIES FATAL CRASHES % CHANGE v. 2020

(FATALITIES)

2020 152 143  
2019 159 134 +5.0
2018 139 122 -9.0
2017 155 141 +2.0
2016 141 133 -7.0
2016-2019 Avg. 149 133 -2.0

 

  • There were 28 fatalities in August of 2019.
  • Only 18 of the 116 vehicle occupants killed during 2020 were using seat belts.