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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Thirteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Sept. 19 through Sept 25)

Date of News Release: 09/26/11

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that thirteen people died in twelve separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

Eight of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and two of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Butler, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Kenton, and Warren counties. The crash in Fayette County involved the suspected use of alcohol.

One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Marshall County and the suspected use of alcohol is a factor in that incident.

Three motorcycle-involved fatal crashes occurred in Fayette (2), and Pike counties.

Two pedestrian-involved fatal crashes occurred in Hopkins and Knox counties.

Through Sept. 25, 2011, preliminary statistics* indicate that 515 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is forty-six less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There have been 406 motor vehicle fatalities and 215 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Forty-one of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Forty-nine crashes involved a motorcycle and twenty-seven victims were not wearing helmets. Twenty crashes involved an ATV and seventeen of the victims were not wearing a helmet. Thirty-six crashes involved pedestrians and two involved a bicycle. One crash involved a scooter and one involved a horse-drawn vehicle. A total of eighty-two 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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