Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicates that 16 people died as the result of injuries sustained in 14 motor vehicle-related crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, September 9th through Sunday.
State Police say a double-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Allen County and a single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Bell, Boone, Carter, Fayette, Graves, Johnson, Russell, Shelby and Warren Counties.
State Police say the victims in Carter, Fayette and Johnson counties were not wearing seat belts.
Police say a single fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Mason County and the victim in that incident was not wearing a helmet and the suspected use of alcohol was involved.
Police also say a single fatality, ATV crash occurred in Owen County and the victim was not wearing a helmet and two pedestrians were killed in Shelby County and one person was killed when they jumped from a moving vehicle in Harlan County.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics shows that 446 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013, which is 78 less than what was reported for this time period last year.