Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

May 14, 2013 - 4:40am
3 years 10 weeks ago

The Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol investigates an accident in Perry County.

Officials said the incident was reported at around 10:20p.m. Monday.

Troopers said 22-year-old Nicholas Blackketter was traveling on Township Road 197 when he drove off the roadway. He was transported to Grant Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

Troopers believe the crash was alcohol related.

Neighbors in the area reported another person exit the car after the...

May 13, 2013 - 11:55am
3 years 10 weeks ago

Two law enforcement vehicles suffer damage during two separate incidents involving a stolen vehicle.

Monday morning Zanesville Post Commander Lt. Matt Boyd said a New Concord Police Department SUV was struck by a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Joshua Sherrard of Newark, who then fled the scene.

New Concord Police pursued the vehicle on US 40 west, the car then traveled on to Interstate 70 west. The State Patrol joined the pursuit and it ended when the vehicle tried to...

May 13, 2013 - 4:47am
3 years 10 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol released the names of those involved in a double fatal interstate accident Sunday.

Authorities are still investigating the crash that killed 25-year-old Tamara Carnes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 27-year-old Omar Lawson of McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

The patrol said that they responded to the accident near Norwich just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Troopers said that the Ford Explorer the two were driving in was traveling on Interstate 70 West when it...

April 9, 2013 - 2:16pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

A scary situation unfolded for those traveling on Newark Road around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The State Highway Patrol said 62-year-old Robert Snyder Jr. of Zanesville was driving a jeep east on Newark Road when he went off the right side of the road near Adams Lane and then crossed through the west bound lanes, driving down an embankment and crashing through the top of a garage owned by Briarwood Millwork Company.

Amie Slack saw the event unfold. She was just about to turn left...

March 15, 2013 - 12:37pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

Two people walk away with only minor injuries after their vehicle.

A witness said that he was traveling south on Millers Lane when he saw the 2002 Monte Carlo in front of him veer off the side of the road and hit cinders. He said the car tried to correct, but hit a fence and spiraled through the air.

"I just immediately pulled off the side of the road and went into the field," explained Witness Austin Dearinger. "I asked if they were okay and as they said yeah I...

January 5, 2013 - 2:52pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Officials from three different law enforcement agencies take part in a chase ending in Duncan Falls. 

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the incident started in South Zanesville during a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle. The sheriff said when the black pickup truck failed to stop for police around 11:45 a.m.. authorities from his department joined in the pursuit. 

According to scanner traffic the pickup led authorities over the 719...

October 25, 2012 - 6:16am
3 years 39 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
3 years 39 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
3 years 45 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.

"There...

September 3, 2012 - 4:28pm
3 years 46 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...

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