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May Traffic Fatality Toll

Nebraska Department of Transportation

June 17, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) — During the month of May 2024, twenty-two people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. 

¨      These 22 fatalities occurred in 20 fatal crashes.

¨      Twelve of the seventeen vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, three were using a seatbelt, And two had seatbelt usage marked as unknown.

¨      Sixteen of the fatalities were in rural locations*.

¨      There were two fatalities on the interstate, eleven on other highways, and nine on local roads.

¨      One of the fatalities was a pedestrian. 

¨      Three of the fatalities were motorcyclists.        

¨      One fatality was driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

¨      One fatality was on an electric mobility scooter.

¨      One fatality was driving a farm tractor. 

There were 10 fatalities in May of 2023. Only 17 of the 81 vehicle occupants killed during 2024 were using seatbelts.
* The Federal Highway Administration definition for urban is an area with a population of 5,000 or more.

This report includes information available through June 16, 2024 from the Highway Safety Section, Traffic Engineering Division, Nebraska Department of Transportation.