Wed. 2:41pm: Six fatalities in Ohio over holiday weekend
COLUMBUS The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting that six people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during this New Year’s holiday reporting period of Monday through Tuesday.
Last year 14 people were killed during the holiday reporting period, which was a total of four days. This year the reporting period was two days. Of this New Year’s Holiday fatalities, two fatalities occurred in Franklin County including a pedestrian, the patrol reports in a news release.
For a complete breakdown of the Patrol’s holiday enforcement, visit www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/NewYear_2013.pdf.
After a slight increase in fatalities in 2012, the patrol has a continued commitment to removing dangerous and impaired drivers in 2013 to reduce the threat of injury and fatal crashes, the release states.
The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity, the patrol states.