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Fifteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Nov. 7 through Nov. 13)

Date of Release: 11/14/05

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 15 people died in 14 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 13.

Of the 14 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. The seat belt status of one of the victims is unknown at this time.

Fayette County reported one double fatality crash. Jefferson County reported two single fatality crashes. Single fatality crashes also occurred in Barren, Breathitt, Clinton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Monroe, Russell, and Warren counties.

Through Nov. 13, 2005, a total of 847* people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is two more than reported for this time period in 2004. Four hundred and eighty-two of these 847 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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