Crashes claim 78 lives this year through end of March in Nevada

Through the first three months of this year, 78 people died in car crashes in Nevada.
That is 13 more than for the first three months of 2020.
None of those fatalities were in Carson City. Churchill County also reported zero this year, much better than the four deaths through the end of March a year ago. Douglas, with two deaths so far, is unchanged compared to a year ago.
Other counties with zero fatalities so far are Esmeralda, Lander and Pershing.
The majority of the fatalities are in Clark County where nearly three-quarters of Nevadans live. Through three months, 48 have died in Clark compared to 35 in 2020. Eighteen of those deaths were pedestrians and 11 motorcycle riders.
Clark County also reported the only two bicyclist fatalities so far this year.
Washoe County by comparison reported just five deaths through March compared to 15 in 2020. Two of those fatalities were pedestrians and one a motorcyclist.
The other pedestrian to die was in a crash in Nye County.
Motorcyclist fatalities were also reported in Lincoln and Storey counties — one each.


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