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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Nineteen Die On Kentucky Roadways (06/14 - 06/20)

Date of News Release: 06/21/10

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that nineteen people died in fifteen separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, June 14, through Sunday, June 20, 2010.

Ten of the crashes involved motor vehicles and seven of the victims were not wearing a seat belt. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boyd, Daviess, Hopkins, Jefferson (2), Lincoln and Scott counties.

Two separate double-fatality crashes occurred in McCracken and Muhlenberg counties. A triple-fatality crash occurred in Henderson County. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in the McCracken County crash.

One fatal ATV involved crash occurred in Lawrence County. The victim was not wearing a helmet.

Three fatal motorcycle involved crashes occurred in Campbell, Graves and Lawrence counties. None of the victims were wearing helmets.

One pedestrian involved fatal crash occurred in Jefferson County.

Through June 20 preliminary statistics* indicate that 310 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 54 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2009. There were 255 motor vehicle fatalities and 128 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Forty-two of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Twenty-six fatal crashes involved a pedestrian and 1 involved a scooter. Twenty-two crashes involved a motorcycle and eleven of those victims were not wearing helmets. Five crashes involved an ATV and three victims were not wearing helmets. One crash involved a bicycle. A total of 71 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. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

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