A bloody four days has prompted the Nebraska State Patrol to urge motorist to slow down and obey traffic safety laws.
The patrol reports six people lost their lives in traffic wrecks over the past four days, from Friday through Monday.
Fatal accidents occurred in Thurston, Lancaster, Dakota, Buffalo, and Douglas Counties.
Four of the six fatal accidents involved single vehicle rollovers. Troopers determined that at least three of the six killed were not wearing seat belts. Investigators could not determine if the fourth person killed in a car accident was buckled up.
“One life lost in a motor vehicle crash is one too many,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol in a statement issued by NSP. “To have six people killed over a long weekend should be a wakeup call for all motorists to practice safe driving habits each and every time they get into a motor vehicle.”
So far this year, eight people have died in traffic wrecks in Nebraska.