Highway Deaths 01 red 300FRANKFORT, KY (8/5/13) – The following is your weekly update of incident statistics on Kentucky roadways over the past week, courtesy of the Kentucky State Police.
 
Preliminary statistics indicate that 13 people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.
 
One double-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Fayette County.
Two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County. One of the victims was not wearing a seat belt.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Barren, Fayette, Harlan, Kenton, Metcalfe, Rowan, Scott and Shelby. The victims in Barren, Fayette, Kenton, Rowan, Scott and Shelby counties were not wearing seat belts. The crashes in Kenton and Shelby counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
 
One pedestrian was killed in Pike County.
 
Through Aug. 4, preliminary statistics indicate that 372 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 78 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 291 motor vehicle fatalities, 148 victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-five of the 48 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The five ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. One bicycle rider has been killed. Twenty-six pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 77 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of Aug. 4, Kentucky has had 49 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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Information provided by the Kentucky State Police

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