Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Thirteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week
(June 13 through June 19)
Date of Release: 06/20/05
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 13 people died in 13 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, June 13 through Sunday, June 19.
Of the 13 fatal crashes, preliminary data* indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in four of the crashes and seven of the victims were not wearing seat belts. The seat belt status of two of the fatalities is unknown at this time. One of the fatalities was riding a motorcycle and one was riding a bicycle.
Four single fatality crashes were reported in Jefferson County. Single fatality crashes also occurred in Carter, Fulton, Henderson, Laurel, Marshall, Meade, Pulaski, Rowan and Scott counties.
Through June 19, 2005, a total of 390* people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is 18 less than reported for this time period in 2004. Two hundred and twenty-one of these 390 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.