9 killed on Nebraska roadways in January

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During the month of January, 9 people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Of those nine fatalities occurred in nine crashes:

• Five of the eight vehicle occupants killed were not wearing safety belts.
• There were no fatalities on the interstate, seven on other highways, and two on local roads.
• Four of the fatalities were age 65 or older.
• Seven of the fatalities were in rural locations.
• One of the fatalities was a pedestrian.

There were 15 fatalities in January of 2018.