Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 5, 2013

8:53 MORNING UPDATE: 11 die on Ky. roadways last week

Special report
Glasgow Daily Times

COLUMBIA —  

Preliminary statistics* indicate that 11 people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Feb. 25 through March 3.
 
One six-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Hardin County.
 
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Calloway, Jefferson, Madison, Powell and Pulaski.  The victim in Madison County was not wearing a seat belt. The crash in Powell County involved the suspected use of alcohol and resulted in one pedestrian being killed
 
Through March 3, preliminary statistics* indicate that 87 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 27 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 76 motor vehicle fatalities, 36 victims were not wearing seat belts. One of the two motorcycle fatalities was not wearing a helmet. Eight pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 19 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
As of March 3, Kentucky has had 20 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.
 
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at (800) 222-5555. 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.