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Deaths reported on Nevada roads continue decline in August

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The number of deaths reported on Nevada's roads continued to fall in August, according to new figures from state officials.

Twenty-two fatalities were reported in crashes around the state last month, down from 36 deaths reported in August 2018.

Through the first eight months of the year, there have been 172 deaths on Nevada roads, down about 24% from the 226 fatalities reported over the same period a year ago.

Clark County reported 114 fatalities on the year so far, compared to 161 deaths reported through August 2018, according to the figures from the state's Office of Traffic Safety.

Of this year's deaths in Nevada, 33 people were not wearing seat belts. That figure is down about 44%, from the 59 fatalities reported over the same period in 2018.