Several Auto Accidents Reported from Holiday Weekend

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The Fourth of July holiday weekend proved to be a dangerous on Magoffin County roadways and a deadly one statewide, according to local and state law enforcement officials.
Weather and driver error were the reported cause of 11 accidents the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department responded to from Saturday through Monday.
Rain soaked driving surfaces was a contributing factor, Sheriff Bob Jordan said. Failure to adjust driving methods in accordance to the wet conditions factored into some accidents, he added.
Saturday was the most active in the county as the sheriff’s department responded to seven separate accidents from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Some serious injuries were reported and at least two victims were air lifted to hospitals, but no accident-related deaths occurred in Magoffin County.
Statewide, eight people died in eight separate crashes during the holiday period of Thursday through Sunday, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
Four of the fatalities involved motor vehicles. None of the victims were wearing seat belts, the release said.
Three of the fatalities involved motorcycles and one pedestrian fatality occurred. Alcohol was considered a factor in that death.
Through July 5, preliminary statistics showed 387 people had lost their lives on Kentucky roadways, three less than reported for the same period last year.