FRANKFORT, Ky. - Sixteen people died in 14 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways over the past week, the Kentucky State Police report.
Thirteen of the deaths during the period from Monday, July 2 through Sunday, July 8, occurred in accidents involving motor vehicles. In seven of those crashes the victims were not wearing seat belts.
Two of the fatalities involved motorcycle accidents in which neither victim wore a helmet. One fatality was a pedestrian.
Alcohol was a factor in five of the fatalities, according to troopers.
So far this year 386 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012 which is an increase of 36 over the same time period last year.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.
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