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KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release

Ten Die On Kentucky Roadways (Nov. 1 through Nov. 7)

Date of News Release: 11/08/10

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that ten people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010.

Eight of the crashes involved motor vehicles and five of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boyle, Jefferson, Knott, Madison, Martin, Meade, and Washington counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in the Boyle and Madison county crashes.

One double-fatality crash occurred in Calloway County and both victims were wearing seat belts.

One pedestrian involved fatal crash occurred in Warren County.

Through Nov. 9, preliminary statistics* indicate that 647 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 25 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2009. There were 501 motor vehicle fatalities and 265 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Sixty-nine of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Forty-nine fatal crashes involved a pedestrian and two involved a scooter. Seventy-five crashes involved a motorcycle and forty-three of those victims were not wearing helmets. Fifteen crashes involved an ATV and thirteen victims were not wearing helmets. Five crashes involved a bicycle. A total of 130 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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