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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Twelve Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Jan. 7 through Jan. 13, 2008)

Date of News Release: 01/14/08

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that twelve people died in twelve separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008.

Eleven of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles and eight of the victims were not wearing seat belts. There was one fatality involving a motorcycle. Four of the fatalities were the result of crashes involving alcohol.

Single-fatality crashes occurred in Bell, Bracken, Fayette, Grant, Hickman, Jefferson, Livingston, Marshall, McCreary, Pike, Washington and Wolfe counties. One fatality was a delayed entry from the previous week.

Through Jan. 13, preliminary statistics* indicate that 29 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. This is 2 less than reported for this time period in 2007. Of the 26 motor vehicle fatalities, 22 victims were not wearing seat belts. There have been 3 motorcycle fatalities and one of those was not wearing a helmet. One pedestrian has been killed. A total of 6 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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