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Patrol Releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report

COLUMBUS – According to provisional statistics, eight people were killed in seven crashes on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday, resulting in the fewest deaths since 2018. The five-day Thanksgiving reporting period began on Wednesday, November 22 at midnight and ran through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, Of the eight people killed, one was not wearing a safety belt and …

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One Traffic Fatality in Licking County in October 2023

The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported one crash fatality in the county during October 2023. During October 2022, there were two crash fatalities reported. Year-to-date (October 31, 2023), there have been eleven crash fatalities in Licking County. At this time last year, there were 17 crash fatalities year-to-date (October 31, 2022). Our sincere condolences to the …

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UPDATE 1: Patrol investigating multiple-vehicle fatal crash

UPDATE #1: The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate this crash. The following information is being updated: A commercial vehicle belonging to Wapakoneta-based G.A. Wintzer & Sons, driven by Brandon Marchal, 37, Wapakoneta, was struck during the crash. A passenger vehicle driven by Robert Wolverton, 75, Heath, was also struck. The bus belonging to Millersburg-based Pioneer Trails was operated …

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Patrol investigating multiple-vehicle fatal crash in Licking County

ETNA TOWNSHIP – The Granville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a charter bus, two commercial vehicles and two passenger vehicles in Etna Township, Licking County. The crash occurred on Interstate 70 near state Route 310 at 8:52 a.m.  At this time, the investigation has revealed the vehicles were all traveling westbound on …

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Patrol Releases July Fourth Statistics

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 11 people lost their lives in nine traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Monday, July 3 and ended Monday, July 4. Impairment was determined to be a factor in two of those crashes and a safety belt was not used in three of those crashes.  Troopers made 133 …

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Mount Gilead Patrol Post Hosts Open House for 90th Anniversary

Mount Gilead – The Mount Gilead Patrol Post hosted an open house today in recognition of theOhio State Highway Patrol’s 9 th anniversary. The open house allowed community members tomeet Patrol personnel and see the local post. “Since our inception, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been part of the communities in which weserve,” said Mount Gilead Post commander Coby …

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Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash in Morrow County

Gilead Township – The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating atwo-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at approximately 9:21 PM. Thecrash occurred on Township Road 126 just south of Township Road 127. Robert Nichols (81 years of age) of Cardington, OH, was operating a 2002 GMC Envoy southbound onTownship Road 126. …

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Patrol reminds drivers to keep eyes, focus on the road

COLUMBUS – This year, April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month coincides with the start of stricter distracted driving laws in Ohio, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to keep their eyes and focus on the roadway while driving. “Distracted driving is dangerous, irresponsible and just as deadly as driving drunk, and beginning today, distracted driving is now …

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