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Nevada Highway Patrol honors 2017 fatal crash victims with candlelight vigil

Posted at 6:27 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-10 15:08:13-05

In 2017, 306 people lost their lives in traffic crashes on Nevada’s Highways.  This number not only represents a tragedy in terms of the loss of life but also in terms of the lasting effects that traffic crash can have on those who are left behind.

The Nevada Highway Patrol honored the memory of the 59 lives lost in the Nevada Highway Patrol–Southern Command’s jurisdiction with a heartfelt ceremony.

NHP said family, friends and loved ones from victims of fatal crashes from 2017 and families and friends who attended 2016 candlelight vigil were in attendance.  

Members of the Nevada Highway Patrol –Fatal Detail lit a candle for each of the lives lost due to a traffic fatality.

The ceremony took place at the Nevada Highway Patrol-Southern Command Office at 6:30 p.m. at 4615 West Sunset Road as they honor and remember those lives lost.