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Wrecks kill 13 people; annual totals lower than '07

Thirteen people died in 11 separate crashes on Kentucky roadways last week, from Oct. 13 through Sunday, Kentucky State Police said.

According to preliminary statistics, 11 people died in car wrecks in Adair, Bracken, Floyd, Hardin, LaRue, Lawrence, Pulaski and Trigg counties. Seven of those 11 people were not wearing seat belts, state police said. Alcohol was suspected as a factor in one of the crashes.

One person died in an all-terrain vehicle wreck in Floyd County, and the victim was not wearing a helmet, state police said. One pedestrian was killed in Jefferson County.

State police say 616 people have died on Kentucky roads this year, according to preliminary statistics. That's 87 fewer than reported at this time last year.