During the month of August 2012, twenty-six persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.

During the month of August 2012, twenty-six persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.

These 26 fatalities occurred in 24 crashesSeventeen of the 18 vehicle occupants killed were not using safety beltsThree of the fatalities occurred on the Interstate, fourteen happened on non-Interstate highways, and nine took place on local roadsNineteen of the fatalities occurred in rural locationsNine of the fatalities were age 24 or youngerFive of the fatalities were motorcyclistsThree of the fatalities were pedestriansOne of the fatal crashes was a collision with a trainSix of the fatal crashes were head-on collisionsThere were 20 fatalities in August of 2011.Eighty-four of the 106 vehicle occupants killed during 2012 were not wearing safety belts.