KSP Highway Safety Branch
Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
KSP Highway Safety Branch News Release
Nine Die On Kentucky Roadways (Sept. 20 - Sept. 26)
Date of News Release: 09/27/10
(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Preliminary statistics* indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.
Five of the crashes involved motor vehicles and four of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boone, Jefferson (2), Marshall, and Madison counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in the Marshall and Nelson County crashes.
Three motorcycle involved fatal crashes occurred in Christian, Clay, and Ohio counties and one victim was not wearing a helmet.
One pedestrian involved fatal crash occurred in Wolfe County.
Through Sept. 26, preliminary statistics* indicate that 550 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 45 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2009. There were 430 motor vehicle fatalities and 222 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Sixty-four of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Forty-three fatal crashes involved a pedestrian and two involved a scooter. Sixty-three crashes involved a motorcycle and thirty-six of those victims were not wearing helmets. Ten crashes involved an ATV and eight victims were not wearing helmets. Two crashes involved a bicycle. A total of 114 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).