Preliminary statistics indicate that nine people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period (Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010). Last year there were eight highway fatalities during the same time period.
All of the crashes involved motor vehicles and four victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Hancock, Marshall (two), Owsley, Rowan, Shelby and Trigg counties. The crashes in Marshall and Owsley counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.