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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Nine Deaths on Kentucky Roadways Last Week (11/02 - 11/08)

Date of News Release: 11/09/09

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that nine people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 8, 2009.

Seven of the crashes involved motor vehicles and 6 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Bath, Floyd, Hardin, Jefferson, Letcher and Woodford counties. The crash in Hardin county involved the suspected use of alcohol.

One double-fatality crash occurred in Ohio county and involved the suspected use of alcohol.

One motorcycle fatality occurred in Bath county and the victim was not wearing a helmet.

Through November 8, preliminary statistics* indicate that 657 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2009. This is 30 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2008. There were 530 motor vehicle fatalities and 288 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-two pedestrians and 5 bicyclists have been killed. Seventy-five fatalities involved a motorcycle and fifteen fatalities involved an ATV. Sixty-five crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. A total of 141 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.

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