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NSP reports 5th lowest year on record for traffic fatalities

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Nebraska State Patrol in KOTA Territory report the fifth lowest year on record for traffic fatalities.
 
Sadly 16-people still lost their lives in panhandle traffic crashes in 2013.  However, that number is down from 21 people in 2012.

Lieutenant Jamey Balthazar says a large number of those killed we're not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

"It was a fairly successful year, but 16 is just too many," says Lt. Balthazar.  "That's 16 families who are suffering because of these tragic crashes.  And we just want to continue to bring that number down as much as we possibly can."
 
This data come from the Nebraska State Patrol's 'Troop E' headquarters, whose territory consists of eleven-counties in Western Nebraska.

In 2011 only 11 people were killed in panhandle car collisions.

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