CHRISTMAS WEEKEND CRASHES
TEN PEOPLE KILLED IN EIGHT CRASHESThe Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 10 people were killed over the Christmas holiday weekend in traffic crashes on Ohio roads, as compared with only 8 people killed last year. This year there was a longer reporting period; five days this year compared with 3 ¼ days last year.
The following Ohio traffic fatalities and traffic data are for the weekend of December 21 at 12:01 a.m. through December 25 at midnight.
On State and Federal Highways there were 6 fatal crashes killing 7 people and injuring 13.
On County Roads there were 2 fatal crashes killing 3 people and injuring 1.
There was one fatal crash on an Interstate Highway (Inside a city) killing one and injuring 3.
There were no fatal crashes on the Ohio Turnpike or on any city streets during the holiday weekend.
In the 8 reported fatal crashes 2 involved alcohol use, 4 did not and 2 are still not know if alcohol was used or not.
Of the 10 people killed 4 were wearing seatbelts, 4 were not, one was a motorcycle and the last victim did not have seatbelts installed.
With less than a week remaining in 2007 the State of Ohio fatality count is down from the same time last year. In 2006 1215 people were killed in traffic crashes on Ohio roadways. To date, 1190 people have been killed on Ohio roadways.
Remember if you are driving and see an accident scene ahead, “SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER”. Allow Police, Fire, EMS and Tow Services to do their jobs without becoming a victim.