Preliminary statistics* indicate that eight people died in seven separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
Seven of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and four of the victims were not wearing seatbelts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Adair, Carter, Jefferson (2), and Muhlenberg counties. Crashes in Carter and Jefferson counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Pike County.
One pedestrian involved fatal crash occurred in Jefferson County.