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Seven Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Nov. 12 through Nov. 18)

Date of News Release: 11/19/07

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that seven people died in seven separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007.

All of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles and three of the victims were not wearing seat belts (the seat belt status of two of the victims is not known). Two of the fatalities were the result of crashes involving alcohol.

Single-fatality crashes occurred in Magoffin, McCracken, Mercer, Perry, Pike, Spencer, and Washington counties.

Through Nov. 18, preliminary statistics* indicate that 753 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2007. This is 59 fewer than reported for this time period in 2006. Of the 601 motor vehicle fatalities, 345 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 90 motorcycle fatalities, 52 were not wearing helmets. Of the 24 ATV fatalities, 20 were not wearing helmets. Thirty-seven pedestrians and one bicyclist have been killed. A total of 178 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.


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