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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Four Die On Kentucky Roadways (March 21 through March 27)

Date of News Release: 03/28/11

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that four people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Mar. 21, through Sunday, Mar. 27, 2011.

Two of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and neither victim was wearing a seat belt. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Grant and Warren counties.

One ATV involved fatality occurred in Taylor County and the victim was not wearing a helmet.

One pedestrian involved crash occurred in Green County.

Through Mar. 27, preliminary statistics* indicate that 134 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is twenty-two less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There were 110 motor vehicle fatalities and 64 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Sixteen of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Four crashes involved a motorcycle and three victims were not wearing helmets. Three crashes involved an ATV and two of the victims were not wearing a helmet. Seventeen crashes involved pedestrians. A total of eighteen 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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