Mar 16, 2023

Crashes claim 15 lives on Nebraska roadways in February

Posted Mar 16, 2023 9:50 AM


LINCOLN — During the month of February, 15 people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

• These 15 fatalities occurred in 14 fatal crashes.
• Nine of the 15 vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, three were using seatbelts, and three had seatbelt usage marked as unknown.
• Ten of the fatalities were in rural locations.
• There was one fatality on the interstate, eight on other highways and six on local roads.
• Icy roads were a contributing factor in one of the fatality crashes.

• There were 15 fatalities in February of 2022.
• Only three of the 23 vehicle occupants killed during 2023 were using seatbelts.