Kentucky highway fatalities increased in 2019

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A preliminary count shows highway traffic fatalities in Kentucky increased by 10 last year.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety said in a statement Monday that initial data found 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018.

Transportation Secretary Jim Gray says a 2020 Recommended Highway Plan would install more guardrails and make other safety improvements.

The agency, as well as the Kentucky State Police are continuing to encourage safe driving, and law enforcement will continue to enforce laws with hopes of making our roadways safer.

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