LINCOLN – Data was again collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation during the month of June for a recent traffic fatality toll.
According to a release from NDOT, 23 people were killed in 20 fatal crashes in June.
Ten from the 20 vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, six were using their seatbelt and another four had seatbelt usage marked as unknown.
A total of 15 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 four fatalities on the interstate, seven on other highways and 12 on local roads during the month of June.
Three fatalities pertained to motorcyclists and another three involved a train. One of the fatalities was driving an ATV.
Only 35 of the 106 vehicle occupants killed during 2022 were using seatbelts.
Compared to last June, there were 29 fatalities in 2021. The 126 fatalities through six months is the highest over the past four years with the 2018-21 average being 106 fatalities during that same period.
This report includes information available through July 14 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.