During the month of January 2013, twenty-four persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.

These 24 fatalities occurred in 20 crashes

During the month of January 2013, twenty-four persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
 
 These 24 fatalities occurred in 20 crashes

Twenty-one of the 23 vehicle occupants killed were not using safety belts One fatality occurred on the Interstate, sixteen happened on non-Interstate highways, andseven took place on local roads Twenty-one of the fatalities occurred in rural locations Nine of the fatal crashes were head-on collisionsSeven of the fatal crashes were single vehicle run-off-road accidentsOne of the fatal crashes was a collision with a trainOne of the fatalities was a pedestrian 
                                                 
              COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS
YEAR             FATALITIES FATAL CRASHES % CHANGE v. 2013 (FATALITIES)
2012              22              21                  +9.1

2011               7              7                    +242.9
2010               8              7                    +200     
2009             14             11                   +71

There were 22 fatalities in January of 2012.21 of the 23 vehicle occupants killed during 2013 (91.3%) were not wearing safety belts.