Fewer Fatal Crashes In Ohio This 4th Of July Period

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting a drop in fatal crashes over the 4th of July weekend this year compared to last.

The Highway Patrol says 16 people lost their lives in 15 traffic crashes during the July 4th reporting period this year.

Over the 4th of July weekend last year 25 people were killed in 24 crashes.

This year, troopers made 536 arrests for impaired driving and 368 for drug-related charges.

The Highway Patrol responded to 534 crashes and made more than 40,000 traffic contacts in total, which included providing assistance to more than 2,761 motorists.

See the Highway Patrol’s July 4th Holiday recap map by clicking here.