Six Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Preliminary statistics* indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Clark, Floyd, Madison, Pike and Rockcastle. The victims in Floyd, Madison and Rockcastle counties were not wearing seat belts. The crash in Floyd County involved the suspected use of alcohol. One pedestrian was killed in Carroll County.

Through Feb. 10, preliminary statistics* indicate that 52 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 23 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 43 motor vehicle fatalities, 24 victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the two motorcycle fatalities was not wearing a helmet. Six pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 11 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

As of Feb. 10, Kentucky has had 13 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.

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

*These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.

 

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