NSP Says Recent Roadside Fatalities Should be "Wake Up Call" for Motorists


The Nebraska State Patrol is urging drivers to do their part in reducing road fatalities by obeying all traffic safety laws.

The patrol says six fatalities were reported on state roadways between Jan. 17 and 20. The crashes occurred in Buffalo, Dakota, Douglas, Lancaster and Thurston counties.

Four of the six crashes involved single-vehicle rollovers. Of those crashes, authorities say at least three people killed were not wearing seat belts.

Col. David Sankey, NSP superintendent, said, "Onelife lost in a motor vehicle crash is one too many. To have six people killed over along weekend should be a wake up call for all motorists to practice safe drivinghabits each and every time they get into a motor vehicle."

Eight people have died on Nebraska roads so far this year, slightly down from the 12 fatalities reported by this time last year.