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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Six Die on Kentucky Roadways Last Week (01/25 - 01/31)

Date of News Release: 02/01/10

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that six people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, January 25 through Sunday, January 31, 2010.

All of the crashes involved motor vehicles and three of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Bell, Daviess, Jefferson and Pendleton counties.

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

Through January 31, preliminary statistics* indicate that 55 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 2 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2009. There were 49 motor vehicle fatalities and 29 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Six pedestrians have been killed. Six crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. A total of 12 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. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

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