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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Sixteen Die on Kentucky Roadways (June 18 through June 24)

Date of News Release: 06/25/12

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that sixteen people died in eleven separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, June 18, through Sunday, June 24, 2012.

Nine of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and five victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Caldwell, Madison, McCracken (2), Taylor, Trimble and Whitley counties. One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Oldham County and the victims were teenagers.

There were five motorcycle involved fatalities that occurred in Edmonson, Jefferson, Lyon, Nelson and Scott counties.

There were two pedestrian involved fatalities that occurred in Boone and Pike counties.

Through June 24, 2012, preliminary statistics* indicate that 353 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 46 more fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011. There have been 287 motor vehicle fatalities and 163 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-three of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Thirty-six crashes involved a motorcycle and nineteen victims were not wearing helmets. Three crashes involved an ATV and two victims were not wearing helmets. Twenty-six crashes involved a pedestrian and one involved a bicycle. Fifty-eight deaths 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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