Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Eighteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (June 17 through June 23)

 (Frankfort, KY) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that 18 people died in 16 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, June 17 through Sunday, June 23, 2013.

One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Letcher County. Both victims were not wearing seat belts and the crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Two pedestrians were killed: one in Jefferson County and one in Pike County. The fatality in Jefferson County involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Through June 23, preliminary statistics* indicate that 294 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 69 less than reported for this time period in 2012.

As of June 23, Kentucky has had 40 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.