Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 15 people died in 15 separate crashes on state roadways from Monday, July 30th through Sunday.
State Police say 12 of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and eight were not wearing seat belts and one fatality was the result of a wreck involving the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say two of the fatalities also involved motorcycles and one of the victims was not wearing a helmet, while the other motorcycle fatality involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police reported fatalities occurring in Fayette, Carlisle, Daviess, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Hart, Madison, Marion, Ohio, Pike, Rockcastle, Henderson and Jefferson Counties.
There were no fatalities reported in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties.
Through August 5th, preliminary statistics indicate that 437 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is 19 more than what was reported for this time period last year.