January 15, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) — During the month of December 2020, nine people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roads, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The 9 fatalities occurred in 6 fatal crashes.
Four of the nine vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, four were using seatbelts, and one had
seatbelt usage marked as unknown. 7 of the fatalities were in rural locations. There were five fatalities on the interstate, one on other highways, and three on local roads. Icy roads were a contributing factor in one of the fatality crashes resulting in three fatalities. One of the fatalities was a person age 15 or younger.
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