The number of people killed on Kentucky roadways this year continues to run well ahead of last year’s pace and last week was another deadly one.
Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police show 15 people died in 15 separate crashes last week—with nine of the 14 victims in motor vehicles not wearing a seat belt.
The 15th victim was on a motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet and two of the wrecks involved alcohol. Fatal wrecks in western Kentucky happened in Calloway, Crittenden and Daviess Counties.
Through Sunday, 406 people had died on Kentucky roadways this year, which was 45 more than the number from a year ago. Sixty-nine of those victims died in wrecks involving the suspected use of alcohol.