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Preliminary statistics indicate that four people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, March 21, through Sunday, March 27, 2011.
Two of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and neither victim was wearing a seat belt. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Grant and Warren counties.
One ATV involved fatality occurred in Taylor County and the victim was not wearing a helmet. One pedestrian involved crash occurred in Green County.
Through March 27, preliminary statistics indicate that 134 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is 22 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There were 110 motor vehicle fatalities and 64 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Sixteen of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Four crashes involved a motorcycle and three victims were not wearing helmets. Three crashes involved an ATV and two of the victims were not wearing a helmet. Seventeen crashes involved pedestrians. A total of 18 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
These statistics are still preliminary.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1 (800) 222-5555. Callers should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.