LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Fourteen people died in 11 separate crashes on Kentucky roadways over the long Memorial Day weekend, according to Kentucky State Police.
Troopers said that between 6 p.m. on Friday and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, four single-fatality crashes occurred in Barren, Harrison, Perry and Russell Counties. Three of the victims in those crashes were not wearing seat belts, according to KSP.
Three double-fatality crashes occurred in Harrison, Ohio and Wayne Counties. The crashes in Harrison and Ohio counties involved automobiles. None of the victims was wearing a seat belt. Troopers said the crash in Wayne County involved a motorcycle and that neither victim was wearing a helmet. Alcohol was a suspected factor in all three double-fatality crashes.
In addition, three single-fatality crashes involved motorcycles in Boone, Breathitt, Lewis and Scott Counties. Police said two of those victims were not wearing helmets.
Preliminary KSP statistics indicate 285 people died on Kentucky roadways between January 1 and May 28, 2012, 39 more than reported for the same time period in 2011.