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Thirteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Jan. 15 through Jan. 21)

Date of News Release: 01/22/2007

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 13 people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.

Twelve of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and seven of the victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the fatalities was a pedestrian. Four of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

One double fatality crash occurred in Boone County. Two single fatality crashes occurred in Letcher County and two in Clay County. Single fatality crashes also occurred in Bullitt, Clark, Marshall, Rowan, Shelby, Warren and Webster counties.

Through Jan. 21, preliminary statistics* indicate that 36 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2007. This is five more than were reported for this time period in 2006. Of the 33 motor vehicle fatalities, 21 victims 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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