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

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

¨             These 27 fatalities occurred in 25 crashes

¨          Seventeen of the 25 vehicle occupants killed were not using safety belts

¨             One fatality occurred on the interstate, nine happened on non-interstate highways, and

seventeen took place on local roads

¨             Eighteen of the fatalities occurred in rural locations

¨             Four of the fatalities were motorcyclists

¨             Three of the fatalities were riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

¨             Two of the fatalities were pedestrians