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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Seven Highway Deaths On Kentucky Roads Last Week (Feb 16 - Feb 22, 2009)

Date of News Release: 02/23/09

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that seven people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, February 16 through Sunday, February 22, 2009.

All of the crashes involved motor vehicles and four of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-vehicle crashes occurred in Fleming, Green, Jefferson, Nelson and Woodford counties. Three of these crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol. A double-fatality crash occurred in Todd county on U.S. 41.

Through February 22, preliminary statistics* indicate that 87 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2009. This is ten fewer than reported for the same time period in 2008. Of the 82 motor vehicle fatalities, 46 victims were not wearing seat belts. Four pedestrian have been killed. One fatality involved a motorcycle. A total of twenty-three 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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