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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Six Die on Kentucky Roadways (Oct. 8 through Oct. 14)

Date of News Release: 10/17/12

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that six people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.

One double fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Owen County. Both of the victims were not wearing seat belts and alcohol was involved.

One single fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: McCracken, Montgomery, Shelby and Woodford. The victim in the Montgomery County crash was not wearing a seat belt.

Through Oct. 14, preliminary statistics* indicate that 556 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 19 fewer than reported for this time period in 2011. Of the 430 motor vehicle fatalities, 244 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 65 motorcycle fatalities, 33 were not wearing a helmet. Eleven of the 13 ATV fatalities were not wearing a helmet. Forty-three pedestrians, one scooter/moped rider and four bicycle riders have been killed. A total of 98 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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