Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 11 people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the Christmas holiday period beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 21st, extending through Tuesday, December 25th.
State Police say fatal crashes occurred in Christian, Clark, Jefferson, Knox and Pike Counties and that ten of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
The crashes in Christian, Knox and Pike counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police reported a single fatality crash occurred in Pike County with two double fatality crashes occurred in both Christian and Clark counties.
A quadruplet fatal wreck occurred in Knox County and a pedestrian involved fatality occurred in Jefferson County.
Through December 25th, preliminary statistics indicate that 729 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is 16 more fatalities than what was reported for the same time period in 2011.