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Preliminary statistics indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Jan. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
Five of the crashes involved motor vehicles and three of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boone, Fayette, Franklin, Hickman and Jefferson counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in the Hickman County crash.
One pedestrian involved crash occurred in Christian County.
Through Jan. 9, preliminary statistics indicate that eight people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is 13 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There were seven motor vehicle fatalities and five of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Two of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. One crash involved a pedestrian. A total of three 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.