Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 12 people died in 12 separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, August 27th through Monday.
State Police say seven of the victims were in passenger vehicles and that five were not wearing seat belts.
Single fatalities were reported in Fayette, Floyd, Hardin, Jefferson, Laurel, Madison and Metcalfe Counties with the fatal wreck in Laurel County involving the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say there were no fatal wrecks in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties.
Through Monday, preliminary statistics indicate that 481 people died on Kentucky roadways during 2011, which is two less than what was reported for this time period last year.