FRANKFORT, Ky. – 16 people have died as the result of injuries sustained in 14 motor vehicle-related crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, September 9th through Sunday, September 15th.
One double-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Allen County.
Single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Bell, Boone, Carter, Fayette, Graves, Johnson, Russell, Shelby and Warren counties The victims in Carter, Fayette and Johnson counties were not wearing seat belts.
A single fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Mason County. The victim was not wearing a helmet and the suspected use of alcohol was involved.
A single fatality, ATV crash occurred in Owen County. The victim was not wearing a helmet.
Two pedestrians were killed in Shelby County.
One person was killed when they jumped from a moving vehicle in Harlan County.
Through September 15th, 446 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 78 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 343 motor vehicle fatalities, 170 victims were not wearing seat belts. Forty of the 61 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The seven ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. One bicycle rider has been killed. Thirty-four pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. One person died when they jumped from a moving vehicle. A total of 95 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of Sept. 15, Kentucky has had 65 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.