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Nine Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Feb. 27 through March 5)

Date of News Release: 02/27/2006

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, through Sunday, March 5, 2006.

Preliminary data* indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in one of the nine crashes. Four of the victims were not wearing seat belts and one of the victims was a pedestrian.

The pedestrian fatality crash occurred in Trigg County. The remaining eight single fatality crashes occurred in Allen, Ballard, Bell, Fayette, Jefferson, McCreary, Warren and Woodford counties.

Through March 5, 2006, a total of 113 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is 31 fewer than reported for this time period in 2005. Fifty-four of these 113 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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