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

Huron County had 38 incidents reported.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jan 2, 2013

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.