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Statewide Fatality Report

Date of News Release: 01/10/2005

(Henderson, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post 16 in Henderson will be reporting to the public the area and statewide fatality reports each Monday. This is an attempt to bring more awareness to the traffic related fatal crashes. The statewide total increased to 956 over the weekend with a delayed report from 2004.

The state wide total as of January 9, 2005 is as follows;

22 persons have died on Kentucky's roadways so far in 2005
14 were not wearing a seatbelt
4 were wearing a seatbelt
1 unknown use of safety belt
3 pedestrians

One person was killed in Daviess County on JR Miller and East 20th street in Owensboro. This is the first fatal crash in the Post 16 district for 2005.

With rising water motorist need to be aware of wildlife being pushed out of the bottoms areas in their communities. We have seen an increase in crashes involving deer and this will be an issue until waters recede.

This reminder to everyone, drive with your lights on, this increases visibility of you being seen at a greater distance. Don't speed and wear your safety belt.

To report any traffic related problems contact the Kentucky State Police at 826-3312 or 685-3927.

"Saving Lives" Takes a community effort.

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