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NHP holds candlelight vigil for victims of recent car crashes

NHP holds a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of car accidents in 2015 and 2016.

For the first time Friday night, the Nevada Highway Patrol held a candlelight vigil for victims of recent car accidents in Northern Nevada.

Troopers read the names of the 94 people who died in crashes on Northern Nevada roadways from 2015-2016 in a ceremony at NHP's Northern Command center.

Two years from now, NHP plans to hold another vigil honoring victims of crashes from 2017 and 2018.

Lieutenant Kevin Honea said the ceremony, attended by family members and loved ones, intended to provide closure.

"The reality of it is we're significantly below last year (for fatal car accidents)," Honea said. "We're about 16 below pace for last year - which is a good thing."

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