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14 killed in Memorial Day holiday weekend crashes in Ky.

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Kentucky State Police report 14 people died in 11 separate crashes over the Memorial Day holiday period.

The Memorial Day holiday period began at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 25 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28.

Four single-fatality crashes involved motor vehicles and three of the victims were not wearing seat belts. These crashes occurred in Barren, Harrison, Perry and Russell counties, according to KSP.

Three double-fatality crashes occurred in Harrison, Scott, and Wayne counties. Crashes in Harrison and Ohio counties involved motor vehicles and none of the victims were wearing seat belts. The crash in Wayne County involved a motorcycle and neither victim was wearing a helmet. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in all three of these double fatality crashes.

Four single-fatality crashes involved motorcycles. Crashes occurred in Boone, Breathitt, Lewis and Scott counties. Two of the victims were not wearing helmets.

Through May 28, preliminary statistics indicate that 285 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 39 more than reported for the same time period in 2011.

Citizens can report erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and are asked to give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

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