Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

May 8, 2015 - 7:55pm
3 weeks 4 days 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
5 weeks 4 days 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
6 weeks 4 hours 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
9 weeks 17 hours 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
10 weeks 6 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
20 weeks 6 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
21 weeks 20 hours 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...

December 22, 2014 - 5:29pm
23 weeks 1 day ago

The Highway Patrol is reminding people to drive with caution this holiday season.

Troopers will be out in full force to remove dangerous and impaired drivers in hopes of reducing the number of accidents. Sergeant Charles Merryman on the numbers.

"In this area specifically we had zero fatalities, which was great. Unfortunately, state wide there were 24 people that were killed on the roadways. Four of them accidents involved impaired drivers."

Sergeant Merryman...

December 2, 2014 - 10:11am
26 weeks 17 hours ago

Two deaths in Muskingum County count towards the total number of deaths reported this Thanksgiving Holiday travel season. 

The State Patrol said the 19 deaths during the five day travel period that extended the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to Sunday night are the most in recent years. 

Of those killed 7 weren't wearing safety belts, five were killed in OVI related crashes and four were pedestrians. 

Last year 17 people were killed on roadways across Ohio....

September 29, 2014 - 7:40pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

A bomb threat has been called in to the Somerset Police Department Monday evening on N. Columbus St. 

Somerset police say the caller claimed to have hostages, but the officers on the scene do not believe there are any hostages involved. The Ohio Department of Transportation set up a blockade at 5:30. The State Highway Patrol Special Response Team is on the scene. The Somerset Police Department, the State Highway Patrol and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office all have responded...

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