Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

October 25, 2012 - 6:16am
2 years 44 weeks ago

A Norwich man passed away following a two vehicle accident Wednesday night.

The State Highway Patrol said it's investigating the accident that took place around 10:30p.m. on US 22 at Sundale Road in Union Township, Muskingum County.

Troopers said 21-year-old Ethan West of Norwich was driving north on Sundale in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and failed to yield at a stop sign and drove into the path of 44-year-old Thomas Smith of Zanesville.

Smith was driving east on US 22...

October 25, 2012 - 4:42am
2 years 44 weeks ago

A high speed pursuit through two counties ends with one person being transported to the hospital.

Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputies said it began around midnight Thursday when they were attempting to stop a 2002 Toyota on State Route 40 east of Zanesville for a traffic offense.

The driver of the vehicle, Ann Johnson of Zanesville, then lead deputies along US 40 and then onto I-70 eastbound, traveling into Guernsey County, where they State Highway Patrol and Guernsey County...

September 10, 2012 - 9:52am
2 years 50 weeks ago

An accident involving a West Muskingum School bus delays the start of the school day for students on board.

The accident took place around 7:45a.m. at US 40 West and Dillon Falls Road. The State Highway Patrol's Trooper Mike Forshey said the West Muskingum Bus was stopped behind a green S10 Blazer at a stop light on Dillon Falls Road, when the light turned green the Blazer hesitated and the bus coasted into its back end.

Both vehicles suffered only minor damage.


September 3, 2012 - 4:28pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement on one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.

Trooper Stephen Williams said additional patrols are being put on the roadways to crack down on dangerous driving behaviors that could lead to serious accidents.

"We're concentrating on crash causing violations; speeding, following too close," said Williams. "Also, we know we're looking for whether people are wearing their seatbelts, or not, making sure we reduce...

August 31, 2012 - 7:05pm
2 years 52 weeks ago

The texting ban for Ohio drivers goes into effect Friday, but it'll be six months before you can get a ticket for doing it.

State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Steven Rine said police will only issue warnings for the next half year.

"Texting is one piece of a large problem titled distracted driving," said Rine.  "A distracted driver is very dangerous.  A distracted driver is as dangerous as an OVI driver."

Texting while driving will be a...

August 30, 2012 - 7:00pm
3 years 2 hours ago

We're approaching one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, and the State Highway Patrol is asking drivers to stay safe.

Lieutenant Steven Rine said last year the patrol reported 15 fatalities during Labor Day weekend.  He said five of those deaths were related to alcohol.

"As of today we have 15,690 OVI arrests, so that's 900 more than what we had last year in 2011," said Rine.  "During this timeframe, with the "Drive Sober Or Be Pulled...

August 10, 2012 - 6:29pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

Traffic fatalities are on the rise statewide, but that isn't the case here in southeast Ohio.

A new report shows that 2012 fatalities in the state are up 14% over the same period in 2011.  That's 654 fatalities compared with 574 last year.  State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Steven Rine said District 7 which includes Muskingum and Coshocton Counties, has reported 38 fatalities so far in 2012.

"We've got five traffic crashes with six people killed here in...

July 27, 2012 - 4:57pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

American Electric Power shuts off power to a neighborhood following an accident Friday afternoon.

It took place on Tannehill Road off of State Route 146 before 3p.m., when a Chevy S-10 pick-up crashed into a home. The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said they needed the power company's help due to fears the truck could have been energized.

They hoped to shut off power before removing the vehicle from the house.

"Instead of rear ending the vehicle that was...

July 9, 2012 - 4:32am
3 years 7 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol investigates a minor accident on Northpointe Drive.

Trooper Lanning said that 20-year-old Elizabeth Garrett was traveling southbound on Northpointe at McGlade School Road around 1:50a.m., Monday morning, when she struck a deer in the roadway.

She then drove off the right side off road and her vehicle overturned onto its top.

She was transported to Genesis Good Samaritan by Dresden EMS. An infant in the vehicle was also transported.


July 5, 2012 - 9:48pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

A Blue Rock woman is apprehended after troopers say she was part of a police chase involving a stolen vehicle.

According to the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, a trooper attempted to stop a Chrysler Concord for a traffic violation around 11:30 Thursday afternoon in Fairfield County.

The vehicle took off, leading troopers on a chase heading the wrong direction on U.S. 22. The stolen vehicle was eventually abandoned after traveling onto State Route 159. After a...

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