Nine die during Memorial Day weekend
Nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during Memorial Day weekend, from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday, Kentucky State Police said.
According to preliminary statistics, three people died in car wrecks in Barren, Boone and Fayette counties. Four people died in all-terrain vehicle wrecks in Floyd, Harlan, Pike and Rockcastle counties. One person who died was on a motorcycle in McCracken County. And a pedestrian died in Fayette County.
Two of the three people in car wrecks were not wearing seat belts, and alcohol was suspected in one of the three crashes. Three of the four victims of ATV wrecks were not wearing helmets. State police did not release any other information about the motorcycle wreck in McCracken County.
There were eight fatalities in eight crashes on Kentucky roads during the Memorial Day weekend last year.