Preliminary statistics* indicate that eight people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
Seven of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and five of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Carroll, Clay, Hardin, Jefferson, Knott, McCracken, and Pike counties. Crashes in Jefferson and McCracken counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
One pedestrian involved fatal crash occurred in Bell County.