Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 13 people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, November 25th through Sunday.
State Police say four fatalities occurred prior to the start of the Thanksgiving holiday reporting period.
A single fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Boone Calloway, Jefferson and Whitley Counties with the victim in Jefferson County not wearing a seat belt and the crash in Whitley County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Police say seven fatalities were reported as the result of six motor vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which started at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27th and ended at midnight on Sunday.
Police say a double fatality crash occurred in Green County and single fatality crashes occurred in Graves, Knox, Marshall, Owsley and Warren counties with the victims in Graves, Owsley and Warren counties not wearing seat belts and the crashes in Marshall, Owsley and Warren counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Police say also reported during the holiday period was a motorcycle fatality in Daviess County and a pedestrian was killed in Jefferson County as the result of a crash involving the suspected use of alcohol.
In 2012, 1,064 traffic crashes occurred throughout Kentucky during the Thanksgiving holiday period, claiming seven lives and injuring 202 people.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 586 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013, which is 98 fewer than what was reported for this time period last year.