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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Eleven Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Feb. 25 through Mar. 3)

Date of News Release: 03/04/13

A staged photo of a Trooper at a grave yard(Frankfort, KY) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that 11 people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013.

One six-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Hardin County.

One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Calloway, Jefferson, Madison, Powell and Pulaski. The victim in Madison County was not wearing a seat belt. The crash in Powell County involved the suspected use of alcohol and resulted in one pedestrian being killed.

Through Mar. 3, preliminary statistics* indicate that 87 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 27 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 76 motor vehicle fatalities, 36 victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the two motorcycle fatalities was not wearing a helmet. Eight pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 19 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

As of Mar. 3, Kentucky has had 20 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.

More information about Kentucky crashes can be found on the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/tip.htm.

*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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