Two people were seriously injured following a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in Washington Township.
The State Highway Patrol said just before 3 p.m. a motorcycle carrying 35-year-old Scott Helms and his wife, 40-year-old Michelle Helms of Reynoldsburg, was traveling northbound on State Route 666, when it slammed into a car occupied by 30-year-old Gary Smith of Newark and 38-year old Chris Sheridan of Heath.
Sergeant Chuck Merryman said the car was pulling out of a...
A juvenile was sent to the hospital following a rollover crash in Frazeysburg Friday afternoon.
Trooper Stephen Williams with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, says a Ford Bronco was westbound on County Road 76, also known as Narrows road, around 4:00 p.m., when driver Brian Barr lost control.
"It drove off the right side of the road, down a ravine, and overturned." explained Trooper Williams.
Barr suffered only a few cuts and scrapes in the...
The State Highway Patrol said alcohol may have been a factor in an accident Saturday evening.
Trooper Stephen Williams said the driver of a Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on Old Wheeling Road when he clipped an underground phone line and a private gas well before crashing into a utility pole.
"The driver was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center for medical treatment, and we do believe that alcohol was a factor in this crash," said Williams.
Highways were full of travelers this Memorial Day weekend...
The State Highway Patrol had to increase its enforcement to ensure road safety. Trooper Mike Forshey said there were 14 traffic accidents in the area over the weekend, and only a few resulted in minor injuries.
"Traffic from probably noon to 4pm, probably tripled the normal amount of traffic that we would normally see. And then from, I'm going to say from 4, 5, until about 8-9 o'clock, doubled again. It was just...
The month of April means distracted drivers for the State Highway Patrol...
More drivers are out and about during springtime, and there are more accidents due to distracted driving. Lieutenant Steven Rine said there are three specific ways in which drivers lose focus.
"Visual, in other words, taking your eyes off the road. Manual, you're taking your hands off of the wheel. The third is going to be your cognitive, you're just not thinking, you may be emotionally distracted....
A child was Life-Flighted to Columbus after being struck by an SUV in Somerset earlier Monday afternoon.
According to Trooper Pat Townsend of the State Highway Patrol, Jodi Beckstede was driving her black Chevy Tahoe down West Main Street around 5 p.m. Monday when she noticed 10-year-old Chelsey Searles and other kids riding bicycles down an adjacent alleyway.
Townsend said from there, Searles pulled out on her bike in front of the vehicle and was struck at around 5 mph.
A Cambridge man pled no contest to his fifth OVI offense in Cambridge Municipal Court.
In a press release the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that Judge John Nicholson sentenced 41-year-old Darryl Carpenter to nine months in jail and a $1,000 fine, three years probation and a five year license suspension.
While in court Carpenter apologized to the family he almost hit head-on while driving impaired with a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit.