KSP Highway Safety Branch
Sergeant Richard P. Saint-Blancard
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release
Twelve Die on Kentucky Roadways Last Week (01/04 - 01/10)
Date of News Release: 01/11/10
(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that twelve people died in twelve separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, January 4 through Sunday, January 10, 2010.
Ten of the crashes involved motor vehicles and eight of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Barren (2), Boyle, Carter, Graves, Green, Jefferson, Madison (2), and Pulaski. The crash in Graves county involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Two pedestrian involved fatalities occurred in Jefferson and Pulaski counties.
Through January 10, preliminary statistics* indicate that 17 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 1 more fatality than reported for the same time period in 2009. There were 15 motor vehicle fatalities and 12 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Two pedestrians have been killed. One crash involved a commercial motor vehicle. A total of 3 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. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).