Kentucky Highway Deaths

Kentucky Roadway Fatalities Down From A Year Ago

Jun 11, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police say the statewide highway death toll is down from a year ago. Through last Sunday, preliminary statistics show 251 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roads in 2013. That's 79 fewer than during the same period a year ago.

State police say that of the 201 motor vehicle fatalities this year, 99 victims were not wearing seat belts.

They say 21 of the 31 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets.

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.