Eight Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week

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Updated: 5/13/2013 12:49 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Eight people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, May 6th through Sunday, May 12th.

Three single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County. None of the victims were wearing seat belts. One of those 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 12th, 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 12th, Kentucky has had 33 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.

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