Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

February 15, 2010 - 9:48pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

 The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is on the scene of a 14 car pile-up. A dispatcher says 12 cars slide off Interstate 70 in Licking County and 2 trucks jack-knifed.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. just east of Ohio 310 near mile marker 119.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says the incident isn't causing any lane closures but drivers should be prepared for major delays.

No injuries are being reported. 

We'll bring you more information as it becomes...

February 15, 2010 - 7:20pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

An Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser is hit on Interstate 70 in Guernsey County this afternoon while the trooper was responding to a commercial truck in the median.

A Cambridge Post dispatcher says the trooper was out of the vehicle and aiding a truck driver who had jack-knifed into the median. He had his lights on a was attempting to slow down traffic when the dispatcher says a new jersey driver lost control of his vehicle, spun out, and hit the cruiser.

It caused about four...

January 1, 2010 - 11:41pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says last night's back-up on Interstate 70 was caused by two separate accidents.

It happened around 8:45 p.m. in the eastbound lanes near Gratiot.

Dispatchers say a Hummer that was pulling a trailor lost control and went off the right side of the road, striking a guardrail.

The second accident involved two cars. Dispatchers say one of the drivers slowed down for the crashed Hummer but the other couldn't, causing it to crash...

December 30, 2009 - 8:27pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Five people are sent to Good Samaritan Hospital after a two car accident.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on State Route  60 near Narrows Road in Dresden.

Zanesville Post Sergeant Jeremy Mendenhall says the black car was attempting to make a left turn onto Narrows road when it struck the blue car traveling south on State Route  60.

"It looks like there's significant damage. Severe, yeah on the one. The other one looks like it's damaged pretty good but not...

December 15, 2009 - 6:31am
4 years 17 weeks ago

A 17-year-old male is facing an array of charges after leading the State Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase early yesterday morning and damaging three police cruisers.

The pursuit started around 12:30 a.m.

Trooper Kyle Shirer says the Cambridge Post received notice from the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office of a male in a white pick-up truck, traveling the wrong way on Interstate 70 near mile marker 198. Shirer says troopers were on the lookout for the individual and eventually...

December 9, 2009 - 7:23pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

Two 16-year-olds are sent to the hospital after a morning accident.

It happened around 10 a.m. on State Route 146/Chandlersville Road.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says the driver was traveling west and going around a curve in the road when he lost control of his truck and rolled-over.

Wayne Township Assistant Fire Chief, Kevin DeMent, says the driver and the passenger were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Zanesville Post Sergeant Jeremy Mendenhall...

December 1, 2009 - 4:59pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

More people are running into deer on the roadways.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says troopers have been busy handling an increase in deer-car collisions. It handles anywhere from one to 15 incidents daily.

The start of deer-gun season may be adding to the increase in collisions

"With more people out in the woods and in the farmland, it's driving the deer, causing them to travel more. Unfortunately, they travel across the highway and they get hit,...

November 30, 2009 - 12:41am
4 years 20 weeks ago

The Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend is wrapping up.

AAA estimates that close to 38 million people will have traveled across the US to spend time with family and friends, which is higher than last year's total.

WHIZ's Emily Baird rode with an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper to see how his post was making that trip safer for you this year.

The Zanesville Post has been monitoring travelers closely during the holiday weekend.

"Travel has been very busy, the...

November 15, 2009 - 8:32pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

A 16-year-old female is seriously injured after a one vehicle accident Friday night.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says she was traveling eastbound on Clay Pike when she went left of center and then back off the right side of the road. Sergeant Jeremy Mendenhall says the teenager proceeded to hit a mailbox, tree, and fence.

She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and later MedFlighted to Columbus.

November 15, 2009 - 11:10am
4 years 22 weeks ago

A Zanesville man is facing OVI and failure to control charges after an accident in South Zanesville last night.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. on Greenhouse Road.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Tyler Shawger was traveling eastbound when he went off the right side of the road and then swerved toward the left side of the road, striking an embankment and overturning the Jeep.

Sergeant Jeremy Mendenhall says the driver was not injured in the...

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