Traffic deaths up all around the country this year
It looks like the Silver State isn't alone when it comes to an increase in road fatalities. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It looks like the Silver State isn't alone when it comes to an increase in road fatalities.
Government data shows traffic deaths are up nationally this year.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said deaths are up 13.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same time last year.
It said more than 7,600 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the first three months of this year. That's up from over 6,700 last year.
If the estimate holds true, it would be the second biggest year-to-year quarterly increase since the government began recording traffic fatalities in 1975.