Kentucky State Police indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, August 6th through Sunday.
State Police say five of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and two were not wearing seat belts.
KSP reports that one of the fatalities was the result of a crash involving the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police responded to fatal wrecks in Adair, Allen, Hardin, Lawrence, Monroe, Trimble, Grayson, Perry and Washington Counties with no fatalities reported in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties.
Police say two fatal wrecks occurred in Monroe and Trimble Counties and involved motorcycles, with both victims wearing helmets and two pedestrians were struck and killed in Grayson and Perry Counties with one of the wrecks believed to be the result of the suspected use of alcohol.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 447 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways this year.