9 Traffic Deaths On Nebraska Roads In December

9 Traffic Deaths On Nebraska Roads In December

Nine people were killed in traffic accidents on Nebraska roads during the month of December, 2020.

  • These 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 age 15 & younger.

  

                        COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS

JANUARY – DECEMBER FATALITIES FATAL CRASHES % CHANGE v. 2020

(FATALITIES)

2020 226 210  
2019 248 212 +10.0
2018 230 201 +2.0
2017 228 210 +1.0
2016 218 194 -4.0
2016-2019 Avg. 231 204 +2.0

 

  • There were 21 fatalities in December of 2019.
  • Only 36 of the 175 vehicle occupants killed during 2020 were using seatbelts.