Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Ten Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week
(Nov. 28 through Dec. 4)
Date of Release: 12/05/05
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 10 people died in nine (9) separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 4.
Of the nine fatal crashes, preliminary data* indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in four of the crashes and seven (7) of the victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the victims was a pedestrian and the seat belt status of one of the victims is unknown at this time.
Boone County reported one double fatality crash. Pendleton County reported two single fatality crashes. Single fatality crashes also occurred in Boone, Calloway, Fayette, Greenup, Martin, and Montgomery counties.
Through December 4, 2005, a total of 896* people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is five (5) less than reported for this time period in 2004. Four hundred and ninety-three (493) of these 896 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.