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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

Eagles Outlast Daviess County, Take Ninth District Title

OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/22/15) — Apollo rallied to defeat tournament host Daviess County 4-3 in nine innings in the Ninth… Read More

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/22/15) — A Madisonville man has been charged with first-degree rape and lodged in the Hopkins… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 19, 2015 5399

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 4856

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3831

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3692

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3243

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10276

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7291

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 22, 2015 4856

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 637

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 22, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 592

Authorities Searching for Missing 5-Year-Old Boy

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 488

One Vehicle Collision Sends One to ER

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 483

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 425

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 411

Post 2 Telecommunicator among KSP Graduating Class

by Trooper Stu Recke
May 22, 2015 342

Alleged Prescription Drug Fraud Leads to Charges

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 320

Omni Visions Seeks to Recruit Foster Families

by Karen Jones
May 22, 2015 304

Alleged Altered Prescription Results in Charges

by SurfKY News