On Jan. 18, a 26-year-old woman was killed in an early morning crash on Dixie Highway. The accident occurred at Greenwood Road in the Pleasure Ridge Park just after 4 a.m., according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.
A head-on collision between a car and a semi-truck left one woman dead in Magoffin County on July 14. The woman was a passenger in the car that collided with the truck.
Law enforcement officers throughout Kentucky took steps to crack down on drunk driving over the New Year's holiday earlier this week. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state planned to have extra patrols out on the streets as well as set up roadside checkpoints in an effort to take drunk drivers off the roads, according to news reports.
When Kentucky's law enforcement officers engage in a high-speed pursuit, the safety of those in the chase's path is at risk. Because of the hazards associated with high-speed police chases, police departments must follow various protocols when deciding to engage in pursuit. There are various rules in place to help ensure these chases do not take place unless they are necessary.