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Fatality count is up from 2011

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During the month of July 2012 there were 20 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
There was one fatality during the month of July in the Post 15 area: Jason E. Payne of Springfield, was killed in Marion County on July 21, 2012.
This brings our yearly fatality count to 21 compared with 21 through this same period in 2011.
Statewide fatality count stands at 426 compared with 389 through this same period in 2011.
During the month of July 2012, there were 1657 citations written, 339 courtesy notices written, 1572 vehicles inspected, 731 complaints answered, 97 motorists assisted, 69 criminal cases opened and 566 criminal arrests made.