FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State police statistics indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, August 5th, through Sunday, August 11th, 2013.
Seven single-fatality crashes involved motor vehicles and three of the victims were not wearing seat belts. These crashes occurred in Fayette, Franklin, Graves, Grayson, Leslie, Marion and Russell counties.
Two single-fatality crashes involved motorcycles. Those crashes occurred in Fayette and Hardin counties. One of the victims was wearing a helmet.
Through August 11th, statistics indicate that 388 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 76 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 300 motor vehicle fatalities, 153 victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-six of the 52 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. There have been six ATV related crashes. One bicycle rider has been killed. Twenty-eight pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 80 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
As of August 11th, Kentucky has had 50 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.