KSP Highway Safety Branch
Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release
Three Die on Kentucky Roadways Last Week (02/08 - 02/14)
Date of News Release: 02/16/10
(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that three people died in three separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, February 8 through Sunday, February 14, 2010.
All of the crashes involved motor vehicles and two of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Carter, Henderson and Hopkins counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in the Henderson county crash.
Through February 14, preliminary statistics* indicate that 67 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 19 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2009. There were 59 motor vehicle fatalities and 35 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Seven pedestrians have been killed. Seven crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. One crash involved a scooter. A total of 13 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 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. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).