KSP Highway Safety Branch
Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release
Six Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Apr. 7 through Apr. 13)
Date of News Release: 04/14/08
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Apr. 7 through Sunday, Apr. 13, 2008.
Five of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles. Four of the victims were not wearing seat belts. One fatality was a pedestrian. Two of the fatalities were the result of crashes involving alcohol.
Single-fatality crashes occurred in Garrard, Hopkins, Logan, Muhlenberg and Trimble counties. The pedestrian fatality was in Fayette County.
Through April 13, preliminary statistics* indicate that 195 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. This is 18 fewer than reported for this time period in 2007. Of the 163 motor vehicle fatalities, 107 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 12 motorcycle fatalities, seven were not wearing helmets. Twenty pedestrians have been killed. A total of 43 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.