Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Eleven Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week
(April 25 through May 1)
Date of Release: 05/02/05
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 11 people died in 10 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, April 25 through Sunday, May 1.
Of the 10 fatal crashes, preliminary data* indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in three of the crashes and eight of the victims were not wearing seat belts. The seat belt status of two of the fatalities is unknown at this time.
One double fatality crash occurred in Hardin County. Two single fatality crashes occurred in Jefferson County and two single fatality crashes occurred in Pike County. Single fatality crashes also occurred in Crittenden, Laurel, Montgomery, Muhlenberg and Pulaski counties.
Since the beginning of the 2005, a total of 269* people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is an increase of 12 over the same time period in 2004. One hundred and sixty of these 269 fatalities were not wearing seat belts.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). 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.