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Deaths on Nevada roads continue to climb in October

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The number of fatalities reported on Nevada roads continued to climb in October, according to new statistics from state officials.

There were 27 traffic-related deaths last month, up from the 21 deaths reported in October 2019, per the state Office of Traffic Safety.

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That brings the total number of deaths for the year so far to 252, up more than 8% compared to the same period a year ago.

In Clark County, there have been 152 deaths through 2020, compared to 141 from the same period in 2019.

Deaths involving people not wearing seat belts have climbed nearly 32%, from 47 in 2019 to 62 so far this year.

Pedestrian deaths have also risen year-over-year, up from 54 fatalities to 71.