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Seven Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Nov. 5 through Nov. 11)

Date of News Release: 11/13/2007

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that seven people died in seven separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007.

Six of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles and all six of the victims were not wearing seat belts. One fatality was a pedestrian. One of the fatalities was the result of a crash involving alcohol.

Single-fatality crashes occurred in Butler, Carroll, Crittenden, Greenup, Hardin, Scott and Warren counties.

Through Nov. 11, preliminary statistics* indicate that 742 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2007. This is 52 fewer than reported for this time period in 2006. Of the 590 motor vehicle fatalities, 339 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 90 motorcycle fatalities, 52 were not wearing helmets. Of the 24 ATV fatalities, 20 were not wearing helmets. Thirty-seven pedestrians and one bicyclist have been killed. A total of 176 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

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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