FRANKFORT, Ky. – Preliminary statistics indicate that seven people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, March 18th through Sunday, March 24th, 2013.
One double-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Estill County.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Jefferson, Knox and Perry. The victim in the Perry County crash was not wearing a seat belt.
One single-fatality motorcycle crash occurred in Morgan County.
One pedestrian was killed in Jefferson County.
Through March 24th, preliminary statistics indicate that 115 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 30 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 100 motor vehicle fatalities, 49 victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the four motorcycle fatalities was not wearing a helmet. Ten pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 26 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
As of March 24th Kentucky has had 23 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.