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
Nine Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (03/29 - 04/04)
Date of News Release: 04/05/10
(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that nine people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Mar. 29 through Sunday, Apr. 4, 2010.
Three of the fatalities were pedestrians. Six were traveling in motor vehicles. Three of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Three of the fatalities were the result of a crash involving alcohol.
Single-fatality crashes occurred in Christian, Harlan, Madison, Muhlenberg, Russell and Scott counties. One pedestrian fatality occurred in Jefferson Co. and two in Pike Co.
Through Apr. 4, preliminary statistics* indicate that 158 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 32 fewer than reported for this time period in 2009. Of the 135 motor vehicle fatalities, 70 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the five motorcycle fatalities, three were not wearing helmets. The single ATV fatality was not wearing a helmet. The single scooter fatality was not wearing a helmet. Sixteen pedestrians have been killed. A total of 33 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).