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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Five Die on Kentucky Roadways (August 20 through August 26)

Date of News Release: 08/27/12

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that five people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.

Three of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and two were not wearing seat belts. All three crashes involved the use of alcohol. One fatality occurred in each of the following counties: Boone, Carter and Rockcastle.

One fatality was the result of a motorcycle crash in Monroe County. The victim was not wearing a helmet and the crash involved the use of alcohol.

One pedestrian was killed in Jefferson County.

Through Aug. 26, preliminary statistics* indicate that 469 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 14 more than reported for this time period in 2011. Of the 370 motor vehicle fatalities, 210 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 55 motorcycle fatalities, 28 were not wearing a helmet. Three of the four ATV fatalities were not wearing a helmet. Thirty-seven pedestrians, one scooter/moped rider and two bicycle riders have been killed. A total of 80 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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