NDOT: 30 killed on Nebraska roads in June

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:04 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - Thirty people were killed in traffic crashes in Nebraska last month, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. That’s one more than June 2020.

NDOT said these June fatalities occurred in 22 crashes. When it came to seat belt usage, ten of the 26 vehicle occupants killed were not using one. Seven were wearing a seat belt and nine had seat belt usage marked as unknown.

All but one of the fatalities happened in rural locations. The Federal Highway Administration definition for urban is an area with a population of 5,000 or more.

Four of the deaths were on the interstate, 19 on other highways, and seven on local roads. Two were motorcyclists and two were pedestrians.

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