Preliminary statistics* indicate that thirteen people died in twelve separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday.
Nine of the crashes involved motor vehicles and seven of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Breathitt, Carroll, Harlan, Jefferson, Knox, Mason, Mercer, and Montgomery counties. One double fatality crashed occurred in Jefferson county. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in two of the crashes.
Two fatal motorcycle crashes occurred in Calloway and Powell counties. Neither victim was wearing a helmet. One pedestrian fatality occurred in Oldham county.
Through Jan 19, preliminary statistics* indicate that 204 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2016. This is seven fewer than reported for the same time period in 2015. Of the 175 motor vehicle fatalities, 100 victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirteen pedestrians have been killed. Fourteen fatalities involved a motorcycle and two fatalities involved an ATV. A total of forty-nine fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.