FRANKFORT, Ky. – Six people have died as the result of injuries sustained in six motor vehicle-related crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, September 16th through Sunday, September 22nd.
Single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in each of the following counties: Boone, Breathitt, Fayette, Hardin and Laurel. The victim in Hardin County was not wearing a seat belt. The crash in Boone County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
A single fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Jefferson County. The victim was not wearing a helmet.
Through September 22nd, 458 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 77 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 353 motor vehicle fatalities, 173 victims were not wearing seat belts. Forty-two of the 63 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The eight ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. One bicycle rider has been killed. Thirty-two pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 98 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of Sept. 22, Kentucky has had 63 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.