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Deadly crashes up in June on Nevada roadways but steady year-to-year

Deadly crashes up in June on Nevada roadways but steady year-to-year
Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 06, 2018

While the number of deadly crashes in Nevada increased in June compared to last year, the number of deadly crashes year-to-year has remained the same.

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From January to June 2018 and the same time period in 2017, 153 people died as a result of crashes on Nevada roadways. In June 2018, 31 people died in crashes while in June 2017, 26 died.

June has been the worst month so far for deadly crashes in Nevada with February the next closest with 29 fatalities. In 2017, there were 32 fatalities in January, the highest number for the first half of that year. 

The number of fatal crashes on Clark County roadways has actually gone down, at least so far in 2018. There have been 106 fatalities while there were 113 this time last year. Clark County makes up the majority of deadly crashes with the next closest county being Washoe with 21 fatalities so far in 2018, up from 18 in 2017. 

The data also looked at who died in the crashes and found that in 2017, 37 pedestrians had died so far on Clark County roads, which has dropped to 26 in 2018. The number of motorcyclists killed has also gone down from 22 to 17. Both reflect statewide trends where the number of pedestrian deaths went down from 43 to 29 and motorcyclist deaths went down from 25 to 23.