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Fourteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week
(Mar. 28 through Apr. 3)


Date of Release: 04/04/05

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 14 people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3.

Of the 12 fatal crashes, preliminary data* indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in four of the crashes and six of the victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the fatalities was riding a motorcycle.

One triple fatality crash occurred in Bracken County. Jessamine County recorded two single fatality crashes. Single fatality crashes also occurred in Bath, Carter, Fayette, Floyd, Harlan, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson and Pulaski counties.

Since the beginning of the 2005, a total of 203* people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is an increase of 14 over the same time period in 2004. One hundred and twenty of these 203 fatalities were not wearing seat belts.

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.

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