KSP Highway Safety Branch
Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release
Four Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Aug. 19 through Aug. 25)
Date of News Release: 08/26/13
(Frankfort, KY) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that four people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Carter, Jefferson and Logan. All three involved the suspected use of alcohol. The victim in Logan County was not wearing a seat belt.
One single fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Bell County.
Through Aug. 25, preliminary statistics* indicate that 401 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 82 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 307 motor vehicle fatalities, 155 victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-eight of the 57 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The six ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. One bicycle rider has been killed. Twenty-nine pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 88 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of Aug. 25, Kentucky has had 59 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.
More information about Kentucky crashes can be found on the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/tip.htm.
*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).