The number of people killed on Kentucky roads this year continues to run well behind last year's pace.
Kentucky State Police say nine people died in nine separate wrecks last week. Two of the fatal crashes were in western Kentucky—a motor vehicle wreck in Graves County and a motorcycle accident in McCracken County.
The other seven fatalities happened in Lawrence, Clay, Jefferson, Whitley and Carroll counties. Two of the wrecks involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through Sunday, 504 people had died on Kentucky roadways, 71 less than the number from a year ago. Of the 385 people killed in motor vehicles, 190 of the victims were not searing seatbelts. Fourty-four of the 67 people killed on motorcycles were not wearing a helmet and 114 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving alcohol.