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Thanksgiving Holiday Fatalities at Seven

Date of Release: 11/26/05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2005) - Preliminary data* indicates that seven (7) people have been killed in six (6) traffic crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A double fatality crash was reported in Martin county. Single vehicle crashes were reported in Crittenden, Fleming, Harrision, Johnson, and Laurel counties. Alcohol is a suspected factor in one of the crashes, four victims were not restrained and one victim was a pedestrian.

During the four-day 2004 Thanksgiving holiday period, there were 1,462 motor vehicle crashes on Kentucky roadways. Sixteen people died and 410 were injured. Of the 16 fatalities, 11 of the victims were not using seat belts.

The official holiday period began at 6:00 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, November 23rd and will end at 11:59 p.m, Sunday, November 27th.

*These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.

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