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OSHP: 13 people killed on Ohio roads over Thanksgiving

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New numbers this show the amount of deadly crashes in Ohio over the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday are slightly below average.

On top of that, troopers had a 9% increase in those arrested for OVI, or Operating a Vehicle Impaired.

Lucas county had the 7th highest number of traffic incidents in the state over the 5-day period, just behind Mahoning and Lorain counties, with 652.

Statewide, 13 people were killed on Ohio roadways over Thanksgiving. That's 2 below the 4 year average, but one higher than last year.

Of the 13 who died, 7 were not wearing safety belts, 3 were killed in OVI-related crashes and 1 pedestrian was hit and killed.

Troopers also arrested 503 drivers for OVI.

Year-to-date numbers show deadly crashes involving alcohol are down by nearly 70% and more people are wearing seat belts.

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