OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — New numbers from the State show that traffic deaths have alarmingly increased over the past year.
The Nebraska Department of Roads released their traffic numbers for the year through September. In the month of September, 25 people died in crashes across the state, and 21 of those were in rural locations. Nine of the 21 passengers who died were not wearing seat belts.
Overall, in the first nine months of 2019, 186 people have died on the roads, which is up from the past five years.
In September 2018, there were 29 road deaths in Nebraska.