Twelve Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics indicate that twelve people died in twelve separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008.

Eleven of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles and eight of the victims were not wearing seat belts. There was one fatality involving a motorcycle. Four of the fatalities were the result of crashes involving alcohol.

Single-fatality crashes occurred in Bell, Bracken, Fayette, Grant, Hickman, Jefferson, Livingston, Marshall, McCreary, Pike, Washington and Wolfe counties. One fatality was a delayed entry from the previous week.

Through Jan. 13, preliminary statistics indicate that 29 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. This is 2 less than reported for this time period in 2007. Of the 26 motor vehicle fatalities, 22 victims were not wearing seat belts. There have been 3 motorcycle fatalities and one of those was not wearing a helmet. One pedestrian has been killed. A total of 6 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555.

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  • by Mary Location: Belfry on Jan 14, 2008 at 06:40 PM
    My husband was the motorcycle victom in Pike County 1-7-08. He has had 3 DUI's and he has taken away my everything.He has taken my 2 boys dad and provider. Something needs to be done about drunk drivers on the roads. This is truly an accident that was uncalled for. We need stiffer laws concerning alchol and driving. Please each and everyone out there please don't drink and drive or be drugged out and drive. It could be your family member next. My world is shattered and my boys don't have a daddy to provide for them now, lets don't let this happen to someone else.


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