May 13th, 2013
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Preliminary statistics* indicate that eight people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Three single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County. None of the victims were wearing seat belts. One of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Barren, Daviess and Jessamine. The victim in Barren County was not wearing a seat belt.
One single-fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Lyon and Simpson. Neither of the victims were wearing a helmet.
Through May 12, preliminary statistics* indicate that 190 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 53 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 159 motor vehicle fatalities, 78 victims were not wearing seat belts. Nine of the 16 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The one ATV fatality was not wearing a helmet. One bicycle rider has been killed. Twelve pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 37 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of May 12, Kentucky has had 33 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.
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.
*These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.
More information about Kentucky crashes can be found on the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/tip.htm.
The 7th Annual Kentucky State Police baseball tournament benefiting Trooper Island will be held May 17-19 at Huff Park in Harlan. The tournament is open to players age 9-13, and Little League International rules will apply. Tournaments will include a, 11-12 year old division (8 teams maximum); 9-10 year old division (six teams maximum); and girls softball 9-12 year old division (six teams max). Trophies will be awarded for first- through fourth-place teams, as well as for a home run derby, offensive and defensive and the most valuable player. Trophies will be awarded in each division. The tournament will only hold the maximum amount of teams in each division, with each team being guaranteed two games. Traveling teams are welcome. There is a $150 donation for each team, and each team shall bring a dozen balls to be used during the tournament. There is a $50 deposit required to register. All entries and deposits should be in by May 3. Teams will be provided a meal on May 18. The first pitch will be thrown on May 17 at 4:55 p.m., with games starting at 5 p.m. For additional information, contact James Earl Hensley at 573-3131, 273-2900 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kentucky State Police, Post 10, Harlan, which provides coverage for Harlan, Bell and Knox Counties will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance and registration violations.
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