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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Three Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Feb. 6 through Feb. 12)

Date of News Release: 02/13/12

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that three people died in three separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Feb. 6, through Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.

Two of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and one victim was not wearing a seat belt. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Daviess and Laurel counties.

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

Through Feb. 12, 2012, preliminary statistics* indicate that 68 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 2 more fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011. There have been 61 motor vehicle fatalities and 33 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Six of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Two crashes involved a motorcycle and one victim was not wearing a helmet. One crash involved an ATV and the victim was not wearing a helmet. Four crashes involved a pedestrian. Eleven deaths 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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