Six Fatalities in Four Days | State Patrol Urges Drivers to Obey Traffic Laws

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Six people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways in the past four days, leading the Nebraska State Patrol to urge motorists to do their part in complying with all traffic safety laws.

From Friday, Jan. 17, through Monday, Jan. 20, six people were killed in traffic crashes in Nebraska. The fatal crashes occurred in Thurston, Lancaster, Dakota, Buffalo, and Douglas (2) Counties.

Four of the six crashes involved single vehicle rollovers. Of those four rollover crashes, three of the people killed were not wearing seat belts and investigators were unable to determine if the fourth person killed was buckled up.

“One life lost in a motor vehicle crash is one too many,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “To have six people killed over a long weekend should be a wake up call for all motorists to practice safe driving habits each and every time they get into a motor vehicle.”

The fatalities bring the number of people killed on Nebraska roads to date in 2014 to eight, compared with 12 roadway deaths on this same date in 2013.