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Ten Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Oct. 10 through Oct. 16)

Date of Release: 10/17/05

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 10 people died in 10 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 16.

Of the10 fatal crashes, preliminary data* indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in three of the crashes and five of the victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the fatalities was a pedestrian, one was riding a bicycle and two were riding motorcycles and wearing helmets.

Jefferson and Graves counties each reported two single fatality crashes. Single fatality crashes also occurred in Bourbon, Hardin, Kenton, Mason, Union and Wayne counties.

Through Oct. 16, 2005, a total of 758* people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is four more than reported for this time period in 2004. Four hundred and thirty of these 758 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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