The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety reports there have been 87 road fatalities through the first four months of the year.
That is one fewer than the
same period of 2019. But notably, eight of the state’s 17 counties report no
fatalities so far, including Carson City.
Two counties saw a
significant spike in fatals from January through April. Churchill County
reported an increase from one to four deaths including two pedestrians killed.
And Elko’s death toll doubled
from three to six in the first four months of the year.
The vast majority of the
deaths occurred in Clark County, home to three quarters of Nevada’s population.
Clark reported 53 of the 87
killed. But that is better than 2019 when 61 died in the first four months of
the year. Of that total, 19 were pedestrians, seven were motorcyclists and one was
Washoe County saw 14
fatalities, one fewer than a year ago. In Washoe, six of those were pedestrians
along with one motorcyclist and two bicyclists.
Douglas County reported two fatalities compared to one a year ago.