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Ten Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Mar. 19 through Mar. 25)

Date of News Release: 03/26/2007

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 10 people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Mar. 19 through Sunday, Mar. 25, 2007.

Eight of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and five of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Three of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol. One of the fatalities involved a motorcycle and one of the victims was operating an ATV and not wearing a helmet.

One double-fatality crash was reported in Whitley County and two single-fatality crashes occurred in Madison County. Single fatality crashes occurred in Barren, Jackson, Perry, Pike, Scott and Simpson counties.

Through Mar. 25, preliminary statistics* indicate that 141 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2007. This is 14 fewer than reported for this time period in 2006. Of the 129 motor vehicle fatalities, 78 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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