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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Ten Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week(June 6 through June 12)

Date of News Release: 06/14/11

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that ten people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, June 6, through Sunday, June 12, 2011.

Nine of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boone, Grant, Laurel, Menifee, Monroe, Pendleton, and Wolfe counties. Alcohol was a factor in the Menifee, Monroe and Wolfe county crashes.

A double-fatality motor vehicle collision occurred in Butler County and neither victim was wearing a seat belt.

One ATV involved fatal crash occurred in Whitley County and the victim was not wearing a helmet.

Through June 12, preliminary statistics* indicate that 267 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is thirty less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There have been 217 motor vehicle fatalities and 127 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Nineteen of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Seventeen crashes involved a motorcycle and ten victims were not wearing helmets. Six crashes involved an ATV and five of the victims were not wearing a helmet. Twenty-four crashes involved pedestrians and two involved a bicycle. One crash involved a scooter. A total of forty 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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