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OFFICIAL KENTUCKY STATE
POLICE PRESS RELEASE

For More Information Contact:
Capt. David Jude
(502) 782-1780

2 Die on Kentucky Roadways During Christmas Holiday

Frankfort, KY - Preliminary statistics* show that two people died in two separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways this Christmas holiday, with single fatality crashes occurring in Floyd and Graves counties.

The number of fatalities is down from the 2001 holiday period during which ten people died in eight crashes.

Of the two fatal Christmas holiday crashes, preliminary data indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in one of the accidents. Neither of the victims was wearing a safety belt.

The official Christmas holiday period ran from 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2002 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, December 25, 2002.  All statistics are from that time period.

The decrease in fatalities over the holiday period is due in part to the short holiday period as compared to 2001. Last year, the holiday period was almost five days long.

Kentucky State Police officers will continue targeting occupant protection including child safety seat violations, intoxicated drivers and speed violators, the three biggest contributors to highway fatalities, through the New Year holiday.

*These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.


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