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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Eleven Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Jan. 21 through Jan. 27)

Date of News Release: 01/28/13

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, KY) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that 11 people died in 11 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County. One of the fatalities was not wearing a seat belt.

One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Adair, Christian, Clark, Estill, Laurel, Nelson and Pike. The victims in Christian, Estill, Laurel, Nelson and Pike were not wearing seatbelts. The Pike County crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.

One pedestrian was killed in Hardin County and the suspected use of alcohol was involved. One pedestrian was also killed in Metcalfe County.

Through Jan. 27, preliminary statistics* indicate that 40 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is eight less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 32 motor vehicle fatalities, 18 victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the two motorcycle fatalities was not wearing a helmet. Five pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of nine fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

More information about Kentucky crashes can be found on the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/tip.htm.

*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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