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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Eight Die On Kentucky Roadways (Nov. 8 through Nov. 14)

Date of News Release: 11/15/10

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that eight people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.

Six of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles. Four were not wearing seat belts. One of the fatalities was riding a motorcycle and wearing a helmet. One was a pedestrian. One of the fatalities was the result a crash involving alcohol.

Two single-fatality crashes occurred in Jefferson County. Single-fatality crashes also occurred in Boyd, Campbell, Cumberland, Floyd, Henderson and Menifee counties.

Through Nov. 14, preliminary statistics* indicate that 656 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 29 fewer than reported for this time period in 2009. Of the 507 motor vehicle fatalities, 269 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 77 motorcycle fatalities, 44 were not wearing helmets. Thirteen of the 15 ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. The two scooter fatalities were not wearing helmets. Five bicyclists and 50 pedestrians have been killed. A total of 132 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

*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. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

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