Transportation Cabinet releases preliminary 2019 highway fatality count

KYTC Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT)- Monday KYTC released that highway fatalities in Kentucky increased. The data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 fatalities in 2018.

The fatality figures will remain preliminary until all highway crash data is collected. A final report will be released in April.

This year, preliminary numbers indicate there have been 56 roadway fatalitiesdown 17 compared to the same time last year. 

While pleased with the current downward trend, KOHS Acting Director Jason Siwula says the KOHS is increasing efforts to encourage safe driving habits through localized media campaigns and partnerships, like Buckle Up Phone Down, law enforcement blitzes, and free-ride sharing promotions during the holidays.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 10, 2020)

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