FRANKFORT, Ky – Statistics indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, July 15th through Sunday, July 21st, 2013.
Single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Breathitt, Clark, Henderson, Jefferson, Perry and Warren counties. The victims in Breathitt and Jefferson and counties were not wearing seat belts and the Jefferson County crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Single fatality motorcycle crashes occurred Jefferson and Pike counties. Both victims were not wearing helmets and the Pike County crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.
One pedestrian was killed in Breathitt County.
Through July 21st, 347 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 82 less than reported for this time period in 2012.
Of the 272 motor vehicle fatalities, 135 victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-three of the 45 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The four ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. One bicycle rider has been killed. Twenty-four pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 71 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of July 21, Kentucky has had 46 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.