LINCOLN – Data was again collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation during the month of April for a recent traffic fatality toll.
According to a release from NDOT, 14 people were killed in 13 fatal crashes in April.
Seven of the 13 vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, one was using their seatbelt and another five had seatbelt usage marked as unknown.
A total of 11 fatalities were in rural locations (The Federal Highway Administration definition for urban is an area with a population of 5,000 or more). There were zero fatalities on the interstate, nine on Nebraska highways and five on local roads during the month of April
One fatality pertained to a pedestrian.
Only 23 of the 73 vehicle occupants killed during 2022 were using seatbelts.
Compared to last April, there were 16 fatalities in 2021. The 84 fatalities through four months is the highest over the past four years with the 2018-21 average being 61 fatalities during that same period.
This report includes information available through May 16 from the Highway Safety Section, Traffic Engineering Division, Nebraska Department of Transportation.
For additional information, contact the NDOT Communication and Public Policy Division at 402-479‑4512.