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

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

¨             These 11 fatalities occurred in 10 crashes

¨          Eight of the ten vehicle occupants killed were not using safety belts

¨             Three fatalities occurred on the interstate, four happened on non-interstate highways, and

four took place on local roads

¨             Ten of the fatalities occurred in rural locations

¨             Six of the fatal crashes were single vehicle rollovers

¨             One of the fatalities was a motorcyclist

¨             One of the fatal crashes was a collision with a deer

¨       There were 11 fatalities in April of 2012.

¨       45 of the 53 vehicle occupants killed during 2013 (84.9%) were not wearing safety belts.