Traffic deaths increased in Nevada in the first half of 2012, but the problem was centered almost exclusively in Clark County.
That county, which comprises Las Vegas, had a 61 percent increase in fatalities from 2011 to 2012 - from 59 to 95.
That was offset by decreases in most other counties, particularly in Churchill and Lyon counties, which suffered major accidents in 2011. In Churchill, the number of fatalities decreased from nine to just one. In Lyon, the 12 fatalities in the first six months of 2011 deaths dropped to one so far this year.
Carson City reported no …