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)

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Whitfield Meets with Alzheimer's Association

WASHINGTON (3/29/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in… Read More

Two Charged in Bremen Meth Bust

BREMEN, Ky. (3/30/15) — Two Bremen men were charged for methamphetamine - one for possession and the other for… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5781

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5373

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5147

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5081

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4258

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4061

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13712

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11597

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 29, 2015 831

Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 29, 2015 825

Should Inactivity be Classified as a Disease?

by Mallory Powell
March 29, 2015 687

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 29, 2015 606

North American Stainless to Make $150 Million…

by Office of the Governor
March 29, 2015 590

Market Commentary - March 29, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
March 29, 2015 521

Gov. Beshear, Federal Officials to Announce New…

by Office of Governor
March 29, 2015 518

Legislator's Log - Week of March 29, 2015

by Brent Yonts
March 29, 2015 492

Dave Says - March 29, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
March 29, 2015 489

UK Experts to Discuss Cancer Care on KET

by Allison Perry
March 29, 2015 440

Outdoor Truths - March 29, 2015

by Gary Miller