Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 18 people died in 15 separate wrecks on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, December 3rd through Sunday.
State Police say a quadruple-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Trigg County with the suspected use of alcohol a factor and all four victims not wearing their seat belts.
Single fatality wrecks occurred in each of the following counties: Edmonson, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Graves, Harlan, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Laurel and Lee Counties.
State Police say the suspected use of alcohol was involved in the crash in Jessamine County and the victim was not wearing a seat belt and the victims in Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin and Lee counties were also not wearing seat belts.
A pedestrian was also killed in Jefferson, Kenton and Muhlenberg counties.
Through Sunday, December 9th preliminary statistics indicate that 696 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is four more than what was reported for this time period in 2011.
Of the 552 motor vehicle fatalities, 304 victims were not wearing seat belts and a total of 127 fatalities resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.