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Six die on Kentucky roadways

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Preliminary statistics indicate that six people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 14.

A double fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Owen County. Both victims were not wearing seat belts and alcohol was involved.

Single fatality motor vehicle crashes occurred in McCracken, Montgomery, Shelby and Woodford counties. The victim in the Montgomery County crash was not wearing a seat belt.

Through Oct. 14, preliminary statistics indicate that 556 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 19 fewer than reported for this time period in 2011.

Of the 430 motor vehicle fatalities, 244 victims were not wearing seat belts.

Of the 65 motorcycle fatalities, 33 were not wearing a helmet.

Eleven of the 13 ATV fatalities were not wearing a helmet.

Forty-three pedestrians, one scooter/moped rider and four bicycle riders have been killed.

A total of 98 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

Residents can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at (800) 222-5555.

Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number, if possible.