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Six fatalities in Ohio over the New Year’s holiday weekend

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jan 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

The state Highway Patrol reports that six people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during this New Year’s Holiday reporting period of midnight, Monday, Dec. 31 through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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.

No fatalities were reported in Huron County or the surrounding counties. There was a serious injury crash involving a pair of teens on a snowmobile that was hit by a van.

There were 38 traffic-related incidents handled by the patrol in Huron County. Richland (171) and Ashland (153) were two of the 11 counties in Ohio that had at least 150.

For a complete breakdown of the Patrol’s holiday enforcement, click on the link below.

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 public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.

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