Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that five people died in five separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, August 20th through Sunday.
State Police say two of the victims were not wearing seat belts and three crashes resulted in the suspected use of alcohol.
Fatalities were reported in Boone, Carter, Rockcastle, Monroe and Jefferson Counties, while police say no fatal wrecks occurred in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics reveal that 469 people died on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 14 more fatalities than what was reported from the same time period last year.
State Police say of the 370 motor vehicle fatalities, 210 victims were not wearing seat belts and of the 55 motorcycle fatalities, 28 of the victims were not wearing a helmet.
State Police also reports that 80 fatalities occurred as a result of the suspected use of alcohol.