FRANKFORT, Ky. – Ten people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, April 29th through Sunday, May 5th, 2013.
Two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in each of the following counties: Clay and Jefferson. One of the Clay County victims and one of the Jefferson County victims were not wearing seat belts.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Harrison, Lewis, Logan and Metcalfe. The victims in Lewis and Logan counties were not wearing seat belts. The Harrison County and Lewis County crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
One double-fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Warren County. One of the victims was not wearing a helmet.
Through May 5th, 178 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 54 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 149 motor vehicle fatalities, 74 victims were not wearing seat belts. Seven of the 14 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The one ATV fatality was not wearing a helmet. One bicycle rider has been killed. Twelve pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 34 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of May 5th, Kentucky has had 32 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.