February 5, 2013
FRANKFORT – Preliminary statistics indicate that four people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Jan. 28, through Sunday, Feb. 3.
Two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Floyd County. One of the victims was not wearing a seat belt.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash each occurred in Carlisle and Rowan counties. Neither victim was wearing a seat belt. The crash in Carlisle County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through Feb. 3, preliminary statistics indicate 45 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 17 fewer than reported for this time period in 2012.
Of the 37 motor vehicle fatalities, 21 victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the two motorcycle fatalities was not wearing a helmet. Five pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal-drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 10 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 (800) 222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.
These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.