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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Ten Die On Kentucky Roadways (Feb. 7 through Feb. 13)

Date of News Release: 02/14/11

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that ten people died in ten separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.

Seven of the crashes involved motor vehicles and five of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boyd, Jefferson, Madison, Marion, Menifee, Owen and Shelby counties. The crash in Owen County involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Three pedestrian involved crashes occurred in Gallatin, Jefferson and Oldham counties.

Through Feb. 13, preliminary statistics* indicate that sixty-one people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is thirteen less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There were fifty-two motor vehicle fatalities and thirty-four of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Nine of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Nine crashes involved pedestrians. A total of eleven 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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