Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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September 10, 2013

Russell man one of 11 killed on Ky. roads

Jeremy Carlisle's motorcycle accident among fatal wrecks in 8 counties last week

RUSSELL — A Greenup County man was among 11 killed in nine separate accidents on Kentucky’s roadways last week.

Jeremy E. Carlisle, 31, of Russell, died Thursday at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident in Russell.

Additional details of the wreck, which was investigated by the Russell Police Department, were not immediately available.

Carlisle was employed as a plumbing specialist at Lowe’s. He is survived his wife, a son and a daughter.

According to the Kentucky State Police, last week’s other fatal accidents occurred in Oldham, Wayne, Jefferson, Bell, Floyd, Mason and Pulaski counties.

Two double-fatality, motor vehicle accidents occurred: one in Oldham County and one in Wayne County. One of the Oldham County victims was not wearing a seat belt and the wreck involved the suspected use of alcohol, the KSP said.

 Two single-fatality, motor vehicle wrecks occurred in Jefferson County. One of the victims was not wearing a seat belt and one of the wrecks involved the suspected use of alcohol.

 The victims in Bell and Pulaski counties also were not wearing seat belts, the KSPā€ˆsaid.

 Through Sept. 8, preliminary statistics indicate 426 have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. That’s 82 fewer than during the same time period in 2012.

Of the 328 motor vehicle fatalities, 164 victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-nine of the 60 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The six ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. One bicycle rider has been killed. Thirty pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal-drawn vehicle was reported.

A total of 94 fatalities have resulted from wrecks involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of Sept. 8, Kentucky has had 62 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.

Residents can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the KSP at (800) 222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

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