Ohio sees fewer holiday traffic deaths


COLUMBUS — Provisional numbers released Monday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol showed that fewer motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday compared to recent years.

The report showed that seven people were killed during the five-day reporting period between Nov. 23 and 27. There were nine killed in 2015, 23 in 2014 and 17 in 2013.

The Patrol arrested 460 drivers for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, 454 for aggressive driving, and 1,320 for not wearing safety belts.

A complete statistical analysis of the Patrol’s enforcement activity over the holiday weekend is available on the Ohio State Highway Patrol website.

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