(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics indicate that thirteen people died in twelve separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.
All of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles and eight of those victims were not wearing seat belts. The seat belt status of one victim is not known. Two of the fatalities resulted from crashes involving alcohol.
One double-fatality crash occurred in Grayson County on the Western Kentucky Parkway. Single fatality crashes occurred in Bath, Calloway, Fayette, Hardin, Jefferson, Kenton, Lyon, Magoffin, McCracken, Perry, and Warren counties.
Through Feb. 17, preliminary statistics indicate that 86 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. This is one more than reported for this time period in 2007. Of the 74 motor vehicle fatalities, 52 victims were not wearing seat belts. There have been 4 motorcycle fatalities and two of those were not wearing helmets. A total of 20 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. Eight fatalities have been pedestrians.