Kentucky Highway Death Toll Up Slightly From 2011

Dec 31, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's highway death toll in 2012 was running slightly ahead of last year's pace and the state's top transportation official on Monday promised continued efforts in the next year to promote safe driving habits.

Preliminary statistics from late last week showed that 735 people had lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, according to a count kept on the Kentucky State Police website. That number was up from the 714 fatalities during the same period in 2011.