13 die in crashes during week of Thanksgiving

Kentucky Press News Service, Published:

Thirteen people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 1.

Four fatalities occurred prior to the start of the Thanksgiving holiday reporting period. One single-fatality motor-vehicle crash each occurred in Boone, Calloway, Jefferson and Whitley counties. The victim in Jefferson County was not wearing a seat belt. The crash in Whitley County involved the suspected use of alcohol, state police said.

Seven fatalities were reported as the result of six motor-vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which started at 6 p.m. Nov. 27 and ended at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 1. 

One double-fatality crash occurred in Green County. a single-fatality crash occurred in each of the following counties: Graves, Knox, Marshall, Owsley and Warren. The victims in Graves, Owsley and Warren counties were not wearing seat belts. The crashes in Marshall, Owsley and Warren counties involved the suspected use of alcohol, KSP said.

Also reported during the holiday period was one motorcycle fatality in Daviess County and one pedestrian killed in Jefferson County as the result of a crash involving the suspected use of alcohol.

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