Kansas Fatalities on State Roads Higher Than Last Year

By Bryan McLoone | bmcloone@nexstar.tv

Published 06/15 2014 07:42PM

Updated 06/15 2014 10:48PM

TOPEKA, KS --- The number of deaths on Kansas roads this year are slightly higher than last.

As of June 10th, 157 people have died in motor vehicle crashes in Kansas.  That is more than 30 reported fatalities from May of last year. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kansas ranks 40th in the country in 2013 for the percentage of people who fastened their seatbelts in a moving car.

Crawford, Cherokee and Labette county all have more than an 80% safety belt use rate.

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