Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

March 12, 2014 - 5:45pm
5 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has received a $42,000 grant from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The Muskingum County Sheriffs Office applied for the grant based on the number of fatal crashes on local roads as well as the number of partnerships within our community. Between 2011 and 2013 there were 30 fatal crashes in Muskingum county as well as 127 serious injury cases.

With the grant, the ZMCHD and Ohio State Highway Patrol will focus on...

January 2, 2014 - 6:58pm
15 weeks 2 days ago

The number of traffic fatalities in the state hit a record low for 2013, but the State Highway Patrol reports that there were three fatalities to start off the new year.

Two of the fatal crashes happened in Adams and Fayette counties, while the third occurred in Holmes County. According to the OSHP, none of the people killed were wearing a seatbelt. Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post said there were 966 confirmed traffic deaths in 2013, the lowest number of traffic...

December 11, 2013 - 6:19pm
18 weeks 3 days ago

With the rise in accidents this time of year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to pay attention and slow down.

Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post, says traveling at an unsafe speed while the roads are bad is the number one cause of accidents during the winter months.

"Just because the speed limit is 70 MPH on the interstate certainly doesn't mean it's safe to drive 70 MPH when the road are like they have been," Lt. Boyd explained....

November 19, 2013 - 7:35pm
21 weeks 4 days ago

Seven teenagers walked away with minor injuries after two cars flipped over on Dresden Road near Powelson in separate incidents Tuesday afternoon.

Highway Patrol Sergeant Melanie Appleman says a gray Acura with five young adults, was southbound on Dresden road around 2:40, when driver, 19-year-old Bradley King, lost control and overturned on the left side of the road. Trooper Appleman says then the second vehicle, with two occupants, driven by 16 year old Bryan Namowicz, was distracted...

October 22, 2013 - 6:00pm
25 weeks 4 days ago

This week is National School Bus Safety Week and The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be more present than ever to enforce the law in and around schools.

Sergeant Chuck Merryman, from the Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol said although troopers are diligent all the time regarding bus safety, this week they do a little bit more.

"We want to make sure our troopers are out on the roads, being seen within the school zones especially, checking speeds through the school zones,...

October 21, 2013 - 5:03pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

A morning roll-over accident injured the two occupants of the vehicle and eventually sent the driver to a Columbus hospital by medflight.

Highway Patrol Trooper Wesley Archer says a Chevy Trailblazer was headed north on State Route 60, when the driver lost control on a right hand curve, causing the vehicle to go off the roadway, strike a utility pole and overturn several times.

“I believe her name is Sarah Conway,” said Archer. “I just got that from a witness...

September 30, 2013 - 7:30pm
28 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a call of a one-vehicle rollover accident just after 4 p.m. on Center Road.

"When we arrived, we found that the vehicle was southbound, traveling off the right side of the road," said Sgt. Melanie Appleman. "The driver then overcorrected, went back of the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. After she made contact with the guardrail, the vehicle overturned into the roadway and ended up back on its four tires....

September 25, 2013 - 10:18pm
29 weeks 3 days ago

A man is in critical condition, after being struck by a pick-up truck, around 8 Wednesday evening.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Melanie Appleman, a 1995 red Chevy was traveling northwest on Pinkerton Lane, when it struck a pedestrian walking in the same direction. The driver of the truck, has initially reported to police, that the pedestrian was in roadway in dark clothing.

"We are going to continue to talk to him, we are compiling a...

September 22, 2013 - 11:19pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

An injury accident in Cambridge, happened around 6:10 Sunday morning, involving a commercial vehicle on US 22, injuring the driver.

According to The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Keith Gross, of Springfield Missouri, was traveling eastbound, when he also lost control on a curve, veering to the right side of the road, causing the vehicle to overturn, finally coming to a rest in a field.

Gross was transported to Southeastern Medical Center for treatment for his non-life threatening...

September 21, 2013 - 4:45pm
30 weeks 17 hours ago

Two New Lexington teens were seriously injured in a car crash early Saturday morning.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, around 3 am, 16 year old year Trevor Fink was driving a 2004 blue Honda Civic, southbound on State Route 345, north of the city of New Lexington, with his 17 year old passenger Amber Hermey, when he lost control of the vehicle. Authorities say he failed to negotiate a curve, crossing the center line, overcorrected, coming back to his lane and then he...

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