Ohio traffic fatalities down from previous 3 years - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Ohio traffic fatalities down from previous 3 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol says fewer people were killed on Ohio's roads this Thanksgiving holiday period, compared with the past three years.

The patrol says 11 people were killed between 12:00 a.m. Wednesday and the end of the reporting period at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Ohio reported 17 people were killed over the same period last year. Eighteen were killed in 2010, and 20 in 2009.

This year's fatalities included four people killed when they were ejected during a single-vehicle crash in southwest Ohio's Warren County. Alcohol is suspected as a factor.

The patrol says none of those killed over this year's holiday period were wearing seatbelts.

The patrol arrested 459 drivers for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the holiday weekend.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:44:36 GMT
    We are learning more about the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie. Bryan Huff of Rossford is an experienced fisherman. His dad says he lived on the lake. Andrew Rose of Maumee works as a bartender
    The Ottawa County Sheriff concluded his department's search for the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie Friday evening.
  • Easter Sunday forecast

    Easter Sunday forecast

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:12:06 GMT
    Here is your Easter Sunday forecast. It will be a cool start with a low near 34 degrees. You may want your winter coats for sunrise service. The sun will rise at 6:47am on Easter. Once the sun comes up,
    It will be a cool start, with a warm and sunny afternoon.
  • Lima man sentenced for sex with minors

    Lima man sentenced for sex with minors

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:11:50 GMT
    A Lima man will spend up to 22 years behind bars for forcing minors to take part in sexual activity. Addison Richardson was sentenced Friday in a US district court. He pleaded guilty in January to having sexual
    A Lima man will spend up to 22 years behind bars for forcing minors to take part in sexual activity.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!