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Report shows fatal crashes on rise around Nevada

Posted at 6:51 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 21:58:01-04

The monthly report from the Nevada Department of Public Safety shows an increase in the number of deadly crashes statewide this year.

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There have been 219 people who have died in crashes around the state in 2018, up from 195 in 2017. Just in August, there were 35 people who died in crashes, up from 15 the year before.

Clark County is also seeing an increase of people not wearing seatbelts. Last year, 28 people died not wearing one while it is 37 so far this year.