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Thirteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week
(Sept. 6 through Sept. 11)

Date of Release: 09/12/05

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 13 people died in 11 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 11.

Of the 11 fatal crashes, preliminary data* indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in four of the crashes and nine of the victims were not wearing seat belts. The seat belt status of one of the fatalities is unknown at this time.

Daviess and Lincoln counties each reported one double fatality crash. Two single fatality crashes occurred in Hart County. Single fatality crashes also occurred in Barren, Bullitt, Gallatin, Greenup, Hickman, Jessamine and McCreary counties.

Through Sept. 11, 2005, a total of 635* people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is 36 less than reported for this time period in 2004. Three hundred and sixty-nine of these 635 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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