Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Thirteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Feb. 13 through Feb. 19)
Date of News Release: 02/20/2006
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 13 people died in 13 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006.
Preliminary data* indicates alcohol was a suspected factor in five of the 13 crashes. Seven of the victims were not wearing seat belts and one victim was a pedestrian.
The pedestrian fatality crash occurred in Christian County. The remaining 12 single fatality crashes occurred in Bullitt, Campbell, Jackson, Kenton, Letcher, Marion, Montgomery, Muhlenberg, Pike, Shelby, Warren and Whitley counties.
Through Feb. 19, 2006, a total of 86 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways. This is 29 fewer than reported for this time period in 2005. Thirty-eight of these 86 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.