Eleven Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week

Preliminary statistics indicate that eleven people died in eleven separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, March 31 through Sunday, April 6.

Ten of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles and eight of those victims were not wearing seat belts and one fatality involved a pedestrian. Four of the motor vehicle fatalities were the result of the suspected use of alcohol.

Single fatality crashes occurred in Bath, Bullitt, Carter, Fayette, Grayson, Harrison, Jefferson, Metcalfe, Mclean, Pulaski and Woodford counties.

Through April 6, preliminary statistics indicate that 186 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. That is eight less than reported for this time period in 2007. Of the 156 motor vehicle fatalities, 102 victims were not wearing seat belts. There have been 12 motorcycle fatalities and 7 of those were not wearing helmets. A total of 39 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. Eighteen fatalities have been pedestrians.

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