Fatalities down over holiday weekend|
Additional troopers might have kept the number of fatalities during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend down. Nebraska State Patrol Field Services Major Russ Stanczyk says two people died in traffic wrecks during the weekend. A grant allowed more troopers to be on the road during the Thanksgiving driver period. Traffic fatalities last year dropped to a total of 179. They are up to 188 so far this year. Stanczyk; Says several steps have played a role in making the roads safer. Two years ago, the total deaths on Nebraska roads was 190.