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Ten Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week
(April 11 through April 17)

Date of Release: 04/18/05

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 10 people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, April 11 through Sunday, April 17.

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

One double fatality crash occurred in Logan County. Single fatality crashes occurred in Boyle, Bullitt, Gallatin, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, McCreary and Morgan counties.

Since the beginning of the 2005, a total of 232* people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is an increase of six over the same time period in 2004. One hundred and forty of these 232 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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