(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Preliminary statistics* indicate that three people died as the result of injuries sustained in three motor vehicle-related crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 27.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Rockcastle and Trigg. The victim in Rockcastle County was not wearing a seat belt.
One pedestrian was killed in McLean County in a crash that involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through Oct. 27, preliminary statistics* indicate that 519 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 87 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 396 motor vehicle fatalities, 197 victims were not wearing seat belts. Forty-four of the 67 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The 10 ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. Three bicycle riders have been killed. Forty-two pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 115 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of Oct. 27, Kentucky has had 69 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 area