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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Six Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (7/6 - 7/11)

Date of News Release: 07/12/10

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that six people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Tuesday, July 6 through Sunday, July 11, 2010.

Five of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles. Two of the fatalities were the result of a crash involving alcohol. One of the fatalities was riding a motorcycle and not wearing a helmet.

One double-fatality crash occurred in Lincoln County. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Barren, Bell, Carter and Greenup counties.

Through July 11, preliminary statistics* indicate that 360 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 54 fewer than reported for this time period in 2009. Of the 292 motor vehicle fatalities, 149 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 32 motorcycle fatalities, 17 were not wearing helmets. Five of the seven ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. The single scooter fatality was not wearing a helmet. Two bicyclists and 26 pedestrians have been killed. A total of 82 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. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

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