(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Preliminary statistics* indicate that 15 people died as the result of injuries sustained in 12 motor vehicle-related crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 3.
One double-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Logan and Woodford. The victims in the Logan Co. crash were not wearing seat belts. The crash in Woodford Co. involved the suspected use of alcohol.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Christian, Jefferson, Madison, McCracken, Meade, Trimble and Webster. The victims in Jefferson, Trimble and Webster counties were not wearing seat belts.
One single fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Jefferson County.
One pedestrian was killed in Lewis County. Two pedestrians were killed in a Morgan County crash. All three fatalities were the result of the suspected use of alcohol.
Through Nov. 3, preliminary statistics* indicate that 537 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 84 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 409 motor vehicle fatalities, 203 victims were not wearing seat belts. Forty-four of the 69 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The 10 ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. Three bicycle riders have been killed. Forty-five pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. One person died when they jumped from a moving vehicle. A total of 120 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of Nov. 3, Kentucky has had 68 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.