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Twelve Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Dec. 3 through Dec. 9, 2007)

Date of News Release: 12/10/07

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that twelve people died in ten separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007.

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

Two double-fatality crashes occurred in Bracken and Livingston counties. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boone, Henry, Jefferson (2), Jessamine, Perry, Muhlenberg and Warren counties.

Through Dec. 9, preliminary statistics* indicate that 809 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2007. This is 51 fewer than reported for this time period in 2006. Of the 650 motor vehicle fatalities, 368 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 92 motorcycle fatalities, 53 were not wearing helmets. Of the 24 ATV fatalities, 20 were not wearing helmets. Forty-one pedestrians and two bicyclists have been killed. A total of 193 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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