Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

May 19, 2015 - 3:26pm
27 weeks 11 hours 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.


May 19, 2015 - 5:28am
27 weeks 1 day 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 - 6:44am
27 weeks 2 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 - 9:53am
28 weeks 13 hours 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...

May 10, 2015 - 1:40pm
28 weeks 3 days ago

 An investigation continues into a single vehicle, fatal accident in Licking County. 

According to the Granville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 9:24 a.m. Sunday. It happened when 81-year-old Richard Rodriguez of Columbus was heading southbound on S.R. 158 in Harrison Township in his 2015 Forest River Motor Home. 

A press release from the State Patrol stated that the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway where it struck a...

May 9, 2015 - 7:18pm
28 weeks 3 days ago

To remember the men in blue who lost their lives protecting the city, the Fraternal Order of Police had its annual memorial service today.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz lost his father in the 90's while he was on patrol. Lutz explains what it means to him to on the line each day.

"It's very trying to be a police officer right now whether you're a city police officer, or a deputy sheriff, or a state patrolman. I can't think of a more trying time, and it just goes to...

May 4, 2015 - 2:49am
29 weeks 2 days ago

Top stories for Monday, May 4, 2015:

Phone Scam Alert

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says some area people are getting phone calls saying they have failed to show up for Grand Jury duty and they must pay money to get out of trouble. Sheriff Lutz says his department never solicits money over the phone and the call is a scam.

Man Charged with 7th OVI

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Ohio State Highway...

May 3, 2015 - 3:13pm
29 weeks 3 days ago

 The Ohio State Highway Patrol has charged a man with his 7th OVI. 

According to the Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Scott D. Mautz of Zanesville was arrested at 12:49 a.m. Sunday after being stopped for a traffic violation. The case is being presented to the Muskingum County Prosecutor, pending further charges. 

April 27, 2015 - 4:44pm
30 weeks 2 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a one car rollover accident Monday afternoon.

It happened shortly before 3:00 p.m. just east of Chandlersville at the intersection of 146 west and Watson Road. According to the highway patrol, a man in his early 60s was heading east on 146 when he veered off the right side of the road and struck a culvert. That impact caused his Toyota RAV4 to roll onto the passenger side and land upright on the opposite side of Watson Road.

The highway...

April 24, 2015 - 6:18am
30 weeks 5 days ago

Top stories for Friday, April 24, 2015

Fatal Accident

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to the State Highway Patrol, one person has died and one person has been critically injured after State Route 60 South Thursday evening. The accident remains under investigation.

Dead Newborn Investigation

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum County Sheriffs Office is investigating the discovery of a dead newborn baby on Muskingum...

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