highway deaths red 300KENTUCKY (1/2/13) – Preliminary statistics indicate that seven people died in seven separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, but none during New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.
 
All seven fatalities occurred prior to the start of the New Year’s holiday reporting period, which started at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

One single fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Garrard, Grant, Jefferson, Jessamine, Pike and Warren. The victim in Jefferson County was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol was involved.

One single fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Laurel County.

As of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, there have been no reported fatalities during the New Year’s holiday period.

In 2011, three people died in two separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the New Year’s holiday period.
 
Through Dec. 31, 2012, preliminary statistics indicate that 737 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 17 more than in 2011. Of the 586 motor vehicle fatalities, 321 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 77 motorcycle fatalities, 39 were not wearing a helmet. Twelve of the 14 ATV fatalities were not wearing a helmet. Fifty-two pedestrians, one scooter/moped rider and seven bicycle riders have been killed. A total of 140 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

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.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Stu Recke (Kentucky State Police Post 2)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 18,011.94
-28.43 (-0.16%)    
2 S&P 2,109.60
-2.13 (-0.10%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,076.52
-6.41 (-0.13%)    

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7419

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 7115

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6540

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4275

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 3837

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11334

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9383

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

June 01, 2015 1533

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1507

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1292

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1160

Two Muhlenberg Women Injured in Collision

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1133

Woman Charged with Falsely Reporting Kidnapping

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1105

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1079

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 963

Juveniles Accused of Falsely Reporting Masked…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 02, 2015 958

Traffic Signal at Intersection in Downtown…

by Keith Todd
June 02, 2015 933

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News