Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

June 25, 2015 - 7:17am
1 week 2 days ago

 The State Highway Patrol said they'll hold an OVI checkpoint Friday evening. 

The federally funded checkpoint will take place in Fairfield County. The exact location will be announced Friday morning. 

Based on provisional data the State Patrol said there were 271 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 297 people were killed last year. The Commander of the Lancaster Post Lt. S.E. Caplinger said that each year troopers make an average of 25,000 OVI arrests.

June 22, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 week 5 days ago

Authorities say a semi truck hauling milk crashed on Interstate 77 near Caldwell Monday morning claiming the life of the driver.

The State Highway Patrol reports that 62-year-old Gary Ford of Beverly was driving southbound just before 7:00 a.m when his semi went off the right side of the roadway, struck the guard rail and overturned.

Ford was trapped in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say milk spilled into a nearby creek as a result...

June 21, 2015 - 6:22pm
1 week 6 days ago

The Duncan Falls Fire Chief said his house shifted an inch or two after a car collided with it Sunday afternoon.

The incident began when a Chevy Cruise headed north bound on State Route 60 struck a white Jeep Cherokee that failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of Mill street and State Route 60.

The collision caused the Jeep to veer left and strike the home of Wayne Township Fire Chief Donald Alexander. The Cruise came to a stop in front of the home. Alexander...

May 8, 2015 - 7:55pm
8 weeks 1 day ago

The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday in Licking County.

It happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. on State Route 16 in Granville Township.  According to the patrol, James B. Loats, 46, of Granville was traveling eastbound on State Route 16 in a 2003 Ford Taurus.  His vehicle then traveled left of center and struck a 2014 Mack truck driven by 57-year-old David C. Edwards of Somerset.

Edwards was uninjured, but Loats was pronounced...

April 23, 2015 - 10:37pm
10 weeks 1 day ago

One woman is dead, and a man is critically injured after being hit while riding their bicycles Thursday evening.

It happened around 5:10 p.m. on State Route 60 South near Shelly and Sands. According to Sgt. Kevin Kelley of the State Highway Patrol, a van being driven by 66-year-old Marjeane B. Hammer of Blue Rock was heading north on 60 when she went off the right side of the roadway slamming into the back of the two cyclists who were also heading north.

One of the cyclists, 42-...

April 21, 2015 - 10:46pm
10 weeks 4 days ago

An accident at U.S. 40 and Timber Run Road resulted in one woman with head lacerations being cut free from her car by first responders Tuesday night.

The accident was called in at about 7:30 p.m., and the woman, who authorities say is around 60-years-old, was reportedly coherent and talking to EMS staff when she was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. Trooper T. E. Davis with State Highway Patrol explains what happened.

"We had two vehicles traveling eastbound on U.S. 40...

March 26, 2015 - 6:19pm
13 weeks 4 days ago

Being distracted behind the wheel can literally be a driving force in thousands of accidents across the country.

A study done by AAA finds that distraction played a role in 58 percent of teen crashes studied. Sergeant Chuck Merryman with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said it's something that officers deal with on a daily basis.

"We see distracted driving in all levels or all ages of drivers," Merryman said. "Unfortunately teen drivers are just as prone if not more...

March 18, 2015 - 7:47pm
15 weeks 3 days ago

The State Patrol says a drunk driver is to blame as two cars collided on North River Road East Wednesday evening.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. just north of Riverside Park.  According to Trooper Troy Hale, an intoxicated Derek Bush, 36, of Roseville was heading north in an Olds 88 and went left of center.  He then collided head on with a Ford Focus driven by Charles B. Kinney, 34, of Zanesville who was traveling southbound.

Trooper Hale says Bush sustained minor...

January 7, 2015 - 6:51pm
25 weeks 3 days ago

The State Highway Patrol says icy road conditions are to blame for a two car injury accident earlier Wednesday.

It happened just after 11:30 a.m. on State Route 93. Troopers say Mackenzy Shultz was driving a silver Impala north on State Route 93 when the vehicle went left of center and struck a grey Dodge Neon. That vehicle was occupied by the driver Samuel Williams and his wife. All three individuals were taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries...

January 6, 2015 - 7:39am
25 weeks 4 days ago

Eight people lost their lives on Ohio roadways during the five day reporting period that was the 2015 New Year's Holiday.

That's according the State Highway Patrol. This is a decrease from 2013, the most recent comparable reporting period of five days, in which 12 people were killed.

During this year’s reporting period, troopers arrested 365 drivers for impaired driving. In addition, troopers cited 479 people with aggressive driving, arrested 183 motorists for drug-related...

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