Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

June 29, 2015 - 5:03pm
43 weeks 6 days ago

Ahead of the holiday weekend, officials remind drivers to be cautious of flashing lights on the side of the road. 

In 2004, a law took effect to require drivers to move over or slow down when passing emergency responders. That law was adapted in 2013 to include all vehicles with flashing lights that are stopped on the side of the road. Lt. Matt Boyd, of the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the law has helped to save many lives. 

"We take a lot...

June 27, 2015 - 10:09pm
43 weeks 6 days ago

**UPDATE 11:18 a.m.**

In a press release, the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed the names of the people involved in Saturday night's fatal accident. 

Cory Cox, 33 of Newark was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driving a 2014 Harley Davidson eastbound on S.R. 16 when Bryan Welsh, 49 of Coshocton, who was also heading eastbound failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and struck Cox's motorcycle in the rear. 

Both Cox and the...

June 15, 2015 - 10:47pm
45 weeks 6 days ago

According to Ohio State Trooper, T.E. Davis, the call for crash came in shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night, after a Pontiac Sunfire crossed over left of center and hit a Ford F-250 at 5035 Chandlersville Rd. No injuries were reported in the accident. The driver of the Pontiac was cited for crossing left of center. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Duncan Falls Fire Department & EMS responded to the crash, which remains under investigation...

June 10, 2015 - 6:51pm
46 weeks 4 days ago

A two car injury accident occurred on U.S. Route 40 West and Kopchak Road Wednesday evening.

The call for the accident came in just after 5 p.m. Sgt. Kevin Kelley of the Ohio State Highway Patrol explained what happened.

"A silver 2011 Ford Fiesta was going westbound on U.S. 40 and stopped at the intersection there by Kopchak to turn left onto Kopchak Road.  There was a large truck in the left lane eastbound on U.S. 40 that was waiting to turn onto National Road....

May 22, 2015 - 9:30pm
49 weeks 2 days ago

The State Highway Patrol says one man is dead after an accident on Adamsville Road Friday evening.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. just north of Northfield Road.  The State Patrol said 16-year-old Stephanie Straube of Zanesville was traveling southbound and went left of center striking a northbound vehicle head-on.  

The male driver of the northbound vehicle, identified as 44-year-old Donald Sowers Jr. of Zanesville, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The...

May 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
49 weeks 4 days ago

The westbound lanes of Maysville Pike were closed for a short period of time Wednesday evening due to an accident.

The call for the crash came in shortly after 5:30 p.m.  According to Trooper T.E. Davis of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Jeep going west on Maysville Pike ran off the side of the road and hit a culvert, causing the vehicle to overturn just north of Tat's Restaurant.

The driver of the Jeep, Hilda Gillespie, was the vehicle's only occupant and transported...

May 19, 2015 - 4:26pm
49 weeks 4 days ago

A car slammed into a tree on Cannelville Road near Spring Road Tuesday afternoon.

The call for the crash came at approximately 2:43PM. Both lanes were closed for approximately 30 minutes and was opened back up to traffic shortly before 4PM. We spoke with Trooper T.E. Davis of the Ohio State Highway Patrol who explained what happened as the vehicle traveled southbound.

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May 19, 2015 - 6:28am
49 weeks 6 days ago

A semi accident is under investigation Tuesday morning. 

The accident took place just after 5 a.m. on Interstate 70 west near the Adamsville exit. 

Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene as well as the State Highway Patrol. 

Scanner indicates the driver suffered some lacerations due to the accident and was extricated from the vehicle. 

The Emergency Management Agency was also called as the fuel tank was leaking....

May 18, 2015 - 7:44am
49 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joins forces Monday with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on safety belt enforcement.

The high-visibility enforcement effort will include Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  

In 2014, 450 people died in traffic crashes on Ohio’s roadways while not wearing a seatbelt, out of 745 total deaths....

May 12, 2015 - 10:53am
50 weeks 4 days ago

Fourteen people were killed in Muskingum County in motorcycle crashes from 2012-2014. 

The State Highway Patrol said the majority of crashes they handle involve riders who weren't properly licensed and endorsed. 

Those seeking endorsements need to take a traffic laws test to get a temporary permit, which comes with certain stipulations.

"That temporary permit allows them to ride under certain restrictions, which is not riding with a passenger, must wear a...

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