Six fatalities in Ohio over the New Year’s holiday weekend - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Six fatalities in Ohio over the New Year’s holiday weekend

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) -

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that six people were killed on Ohio's roadways during this New Year's Holiday reporting period of Midnight, Monday, December 31 through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, January 1.

Last year, 14 people were killed during the holiday reporting period, which was a total of four days. This year, the reporting period was two days. Of this New Year's Holiday fatalities, two fatalities occurred in Franklin County, including a pedestrian.

After a slight increase in fatalities in 2012, the Patrol has a continued commitment to removing dangerous and impaired drivers in 2013 to reduce the threat of injury and fatal crashes.

The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.

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