Highway deaths 02 black 300FRANKFORT, KY (5/6/13) – 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 10 people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Apr. 29 through Sunday, May 5, 2013.
 
–Two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in each of the following counties: Clay and Jefferson. One of the Clay Co. victims and one of the Jefferson Co. victims were not wearing seat belts.
–One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Harrison, Lewis, Logan and Metcalfe. The victims in Lewis and Logan counties were not wearing seat belts. The Harrison Co. and Lewis Co. crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
–One double-fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Warren County. One of the victims was not wearing a helmet.

Through May 5, preliminary statistics indicate that 178 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 54 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 149 motor vehicle fatalities, 74 victims were not wearing seat belts. Seven of the 14 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The one ATV fatality was not wearing a helmet. One bicycle rider has been killed. Twelve pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 34 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of May 5, Kentucky has had 32 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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