Highway Deaths 01 300FRANKFORT, KY (5/13/13) – 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 eight people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12, 2013.
 
–Three single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County. None of the victims were wearing seat belts. One of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
–One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Barren, Daviess and Jessamine. The victim in Barren County was not wearing a seat belt.
–One single-fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Lyon and Simpson. Neither of the victims were wearing a helmet.

Through May 12, preliminary statistics indicate that 190 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 53 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 159 motor vehicle fatalities, 78 victims were not wearing seat belts. Nine of the 16 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 37 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of May 12, Kentucky has had 33 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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