Kentucky State Police say preliminary statistics indicate nineteen people died in fifteen separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, April 5 through Sunday, April 11, 2010.
Fourteen of the crashes involved motor vehicles and nine of those victims were not wearing seat belts. The seat belt status of one victim is unknown.
Single-fatality crashes occurred in Barren, Franklin, Fayette (2), Gallatin, Harrison, Jessamine, Lawrence, Lincoln, McCracken, Pike and Todd counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in four of the crashes.
One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Boone county. A quadruple-fatality crash occurred in Lee County and none of the victims were wearing seat belts.
One pedestrian involved fatality occurred in Harlan County.
Through April 11, preliminary statistics indicate 182 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roads during 2010. This is 28 less than was reported for the same time period in 2009.
State Police ask citizens to report erratic drivers by calling 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.