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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Six Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Jan. 2 through Jan. 6)

Date of News Release: 01/07/13

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that six people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Fleming County. One of the victims was not wearing a seat belt.

Two single-fatality motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County. The suspected use of alcohol was involved in both.

One single-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Lincoln and Ohio. The victim in Lincoln County was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol was involved.

Through Jan. 6, preliminary statistics* indicate that six people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 2 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the six motor vehicle fatalities, two victims were not wearing seat belts. A total of three fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

More information about Kentucky crashes can be found on the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/tip.htm.

*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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