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Preliminary statistics indicate that 10 people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, April 11, through Sunday, April 17, 2011.
All of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing a seat belt. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Clinton, Hopkins, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Owen and Russell counties. A triple-fatality crash occurred in Boyle County.
Through April 17, preliminary statistics indicate that 171 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is 30 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010.
There were 142 motor vehicle fatalities and 82 of those victims were not wearing seat belts.
Seventeen of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Five crashes involved a motorcycle and four victims were not wearing helmets. Four crashes involved an ATV and three of the victims were not wearing a helmet. Twenty crashes involved pedestrians. A total of 21 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
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. Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1 (800) 222-5555.
Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.