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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Four Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Jan. 28 through Feb. 3)

Date of News Release: 02/04/13

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's roadways from Monday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

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

One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Carlisle and Rowan. Neither victim was wearing a seat belt. The crash in Carlisle County involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Through Feb. 3, preliminary statistics* indicate that 45 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 17 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 37 motor vehicle fatalities, 21 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 10 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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