Nine Crashes Claim Lives on KY Roads Last Week
By WestKyStar Staff
FRANKFORT, KY - Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Aug, 6-12, but fortunately, none were in our area.
Five of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and two were not wearing seat belts. One was the result of a crash involving the use of alcohol. The crashes occurred in the following counties: Adair, Allen, Hardin, Lawrence and Washington.
Two of the fatalities were riding motorcycles. Both were wearing helmets. One occurred in Monroe County and one in Trimble County.
Two pedestrians were killed: one in Grayson County and one in Perry County. One was the result of a crash involving the use of alcohol.
Through Aug. 12, preliminary statistics* indicate that 447 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 21 more than reported for this time period in 2011.