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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release
Ten Deaths on Kentucky Roadways Last Week (9/28 - 10/04)
Date of News Release: 10/05/09
(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that ten people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, September 26 through Sunday, October 4, 2009.
Eight of the crashes involved motor vehicles and 6 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Barren, Daviess, Harlan, Oldham, Pulaski, Scott and Simpson counties. One double-fatality crash occurred in Madison county.
One fatal bicycle crash occurred in Jefferson county and the suspected use of alcohol was a factor in that crash.
Through October 4, preliminary statistics* indicate that 598 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2009. This is 4 more fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2008. There were 479 motor vehicle fatalities and 259 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Twenty-nine pedestrians and 5 bicyclists have been killed. Seventy fatalities involved a motorcycle and fifteen fatalities involved an ATV. Sixty-three crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. A total of 132 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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