OSHP Reports Fewer Fatal Crashes Over Labor Day This Year

Fewer people were killed in crashes on Ohio roads over this Labor Day holiday compared to last.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says there were 10 traffic fatalities over the Labor Day weekend, which is two fewer than last year.

The patrol says alcohol was a factor in at least two of the fatalities, and three drivers were not wearing a seat belt and two motorcyclists killed were not wearing a helmet.

Troopers conducted a total of 30,231 traffic stops over the holiday.

661 drivers were arrested for OVI and more than 4,000 seat belt citations were issued.

Troopers also made 346 drug arrests and 151 felony apprehensions.

Troopers also provided assistance to 3,387 drivers.

Click here for a complete breakdown of the patrol’s Labor Day enforcement.