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KY road deaths drop to 10 yr. low

By Heartland News

KY (KFVS) - Kentucky officials announce some positive news about the states roadways.

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety says deaths have dropped to a 10-year low.

There were 791 deaths last year, 35 fewer than in 2008 and the lowest total since 1999, when the death toll was 729.

Of those deaths last year, 649 were in motor vehicles.

Sixty-one percent were not buckled up and 20 percent involved alcohol.

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