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Department of Transportation: 14 deaths on state's roads in December

Posted at 3:35 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 16:35:53-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV)  — During December, 14 people died on Nebraska's roadways.

According to the state's department of transportation, those 14 fatalities came on 13 crashes with nine of the 11 vehicle occupants who died not wearing seat belts.

Overall, four fatalities occurred on the interstate, seven on highways and three on local roads.

Fourteen deaths is the state's lowest December total since 1992. However, 230 people died on the state's roads in 2018 in 201 crashes. The average over the last five years is 229 deaths in 206 crashes.