Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 | 8:20 p.m.
Nevada’s traffic deaths rose nearly 7 percent to 284 fatalities in 2014, but the number dropped in Clark County compared with 2013.
The state Public Safety and Transportation departments said Monday the increase in deaths occurred in Washoe County and in parts of rural Nevada.
Preliminary figures show 170 traffic deaths in Clark County, down from the 190 in 2013. And alcohol fatalities dropped there from 62 to 45 in 2014.
Pedestrian deaths declined from 54 to 50 in 2014 and motorcycle fatalities fell from 42 to 38 last year.
The departments said Washoe County’s traffic deaths rose 88 percent from 19 in 2013 to 36 in 2014.
Only Mineral County did not record any highway deaths last year. There were 300 percent increases in Churchill County with four fatalities and Lander County with three deaths.