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Preliminary statistics indicate that eight people died in seven separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.
All of the crashes involved motor vehicles and four of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Hardin, Jefferson, Knott, Lewis, Union and Warren counties.
A double-fatality crash occurred in Martin County and the victims were not wearing seat belts.
Preliminary statistics indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Jan. 10, through Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.
All of the crashes involved motor vehicles and five of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
Single-fatality crashes occurred in Barren, Casey, Graves, Jefferson (two), and Morgan counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in one of the Jefferson County crashes.
Through Jan. 23, preliminary statistics indicate that 23 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is 29 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There were 22 motor vehicle fatalities and 14 of those victims were not wearing seat belts.
Four of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. One crash involved a pedestrian. A total of four 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.