More than 500 have Died on Kentucky Roadways in 2012

By: Josh McComas Email
By: Josh McComas Email

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WSAZ) -- More than a dozen people died on Kentucky's roadways in the last week of September.

According to a release from Kentucky State Police, preliminary statistics indicate that 15 people died in 11 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 30.

11 of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and six were not wearing seat belts, according to the release.

One of the accidents killed three people. According to the release, the accident happened in Fulton County and involved the use of alcohol. None of the victims were wearing seat belts.

Two of the accidents happened in Carter County. According to the release, two people died in one of the crashes, and the other crash only had on one fatality. The victim in the single fatality crash was not wearing a seat belt, according to the release.

Single-fatality crashes also occurred in each of the following counties:

  • Jefferson
  • Magoffin
  • Morgan
  • Pike
  • Shelby.

    According to the release, the victims in Magoffin and Morgan counties were not wearing seat belts.

    Three deaths were the result of a motorcycle crashes. One double-fatal crash occurred in Hopkins County. One single-fatality crash occurred in Clinton County and the victim was not wearing a helmet.

    One fatality was the result of an ATV crash in Calloway County. The victim was not wearing a helmet, according to the release.

    Through Sept. 30, preliminary statistics indicate that 543 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. According to the release, that is six more than reported for the same time period in 2011.

    Of the 420 motor vehicle fatalities, 238 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 65 motorcycle fatalities, 33 were not wearing a helmet. Ten of the 11 ATV fatalities were not wearing a helmet. 42 pedestrians, one scooter/moped rider and four bicycle riders have been killed. A total of 95 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol, according to the release.

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