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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Four Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (March 19 through March 25)

Date of News Release: 03/26/12

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that four people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Mar. 19, through Sunday, Mar. 25, 2012.

Three of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and one victim was not wearing a seat belt. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Ballard, Nelson and Pike counties.

One fatality involved a pedestrian and occurred in Fayette County.

Through Mar. 25, 2012, preliminary statistics* indicate that 136 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 6 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011. There have been 119 motor vehicle fatalities and 70 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Sixteen of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Four crashes involved a motorcycle and two victims were not wearing helmets. Two crashes involved an ATV and one victim was not wearing a helmet. Eleven crashes involved a pedestrian. Twenty-one 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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