During the month of March 2013, seven persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.

During the month of March 2013, seven persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.

¨             These 7 fatalities occurred in 7 crashes

¨          Four of the six vehicle occupants killed were not using safety belts

¨             Two fatalities occurred on the interstate, three happened on non-interstate highways, and

two took place on local roads

¨             Five of the fatalities occurred in rural locations

¨             Four of the fatal crashes were single vehicle run-off-road accidents

¨             Four of the fatalities were age 16 to 24

¨             One of the fatalities was a pedestrian

  ¨       There were 15 fatalities in March of 2012. ¨       37 of the 43 vehicle occupants killed during 2013 (86.1%) were not wearing safety belts.