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Downtown Las Vegas event remembers lives lost in car crashes

Posted at 4:09 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 21:19:16-05

Across the world, families, friends, and advocates joined together on Sunday to remember those who have died in traffic crashes on the World Day of Remembrance. 

Sunday's event was the 25th anniversary of the worldwide event and held in Las Vegas for the second time.

The remembrance was open to anyone wanting to remember or honor their loved ones as the event started at about 5 p.m. on the steps of Las Vegas City Hall

More than 200 people have lost their lives on valley roads so far in 2018, according to event organizers, and that number is on pace to exceed the deaths in 2017.

The gathering included spiritual readings, performances, and opportunities for those to share personal stories, along with traffic safety advocates speaking out about safety during the holiday season. 

Traffic fatalities are preventable, according to event supporters.