Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 16 people died in 14 separate crashes on state roadways from Monday, July 2nd through Sunday.
State Police say 13 victims were traveling in motor vehicles, 7 victims were not wearing seat belts and two of the fatalities were the result of wrecks involving alcohol.
State Police say two of the fatalities also involved motorcycles where both victims were not wearing a helmet and alcohol is believed to have played a factor in the wrecks, while another fatality involved a pedestrian and alcohol was also believed to be a contributing factor in the collision.
Trigg County was among 12 other Kentucky counties where fatalities occurred.
KSP reports through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 386 people died on state roadways since January, which is 36 more than what was reported for this time period last year.