The State Highway Patrol said that 20 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accident crashes in Coshocton and Muskingum counties.
13 people lost their lives in 10 crashes in Muskingum County, while 7 died in 7 crashes in Coshocton. That number is up from 2013 when there were 10 fatal crashes claiming 11 lives in the two counties.
In ten of the fatal crashes in Muskingum County seven were single vehicle crashes, three other involved two vehicles, five of the crashes...
A man was taken into custody following an accident on State Route 146 Friday evening.
The accident occurred just before 8 p.m. According to Trooper Rich Lanning of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, a red 2004 Ford Escape was traveling eastbound on State Route 146 just west of Tunis Road when it traveled off the road and struck the concrete barrier on a bridge. The collision caused the vehicle to flip several times before coming to a rest on its side in the...
Wet weather plays a role in two accidents on Interstate 70 east Friday morning.
Sergeant Clark Felix said that around 9:30 a.m. a silver Honda hydroplaned on the wet roadway near the Adamsville exit and struck a guardrail.
A Chevy behind the car attempted to avoid the accident and slid on the road and spun into the median and ended up facing west.
Sgt. Felix said the female driver of the Chevy suffered some minor injuries and complained of a headache. She was taken to the...
One person was taken to the hospital by helicopter following a rollover crash Wednesday in Licking Township.
It happened in the 8000-block of State Route 586 around 8 p.m.
Troopers say 19-year-old James E. Richard was northbound on 586 in a red Mitsubishi when he went off the right side of the road and then overcorrected when trying to come back on the roadway.
"In doing so he lost control. His car went into a slide, slid across both lanes of travel, entered...
Two juveniles could be in trouble following a crash Thursday in Springfield Township.
The one-vehicle accident happened around 8 p.m. in the 900-block of Pinkerton Lane just past the intersection of Ridge Road.
According to Trooper Adam McKenzie with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, two kids were in a yard on Pinkerton pretending to hit rocks toward passing vehicles with a baseball bat.
Trooper McKenzie says a man driving a truck south on Pinkerton...
Part of U.S. 22 in South Zanesville was shut down for a short time Friday evening following a rollover crash.
According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, around 6:15 p.m. a car was traveling eastbound on U.S. 22 when it slowed to make a right turn onto Shaw Road.
A black truck that was also traveling east struck the back of the car, sending it rolling into a ditch.
The four occupants of the car were uninjured, as was the driver of the truck.
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatal accident.
According to the patrol, the crash happened on Main Street at Dresden Road in Jefferson Township around 1:40 AM on Sunday. 36-year-old Richard Reed of Pleasant City was driving eastbound on Main Street when he failed to negotiate a turn and went over an embankment.
The front end of his Ford Explorer struck the ground, and Reed was ejected from the vehicle. A trooper...
The numbers are in following the State Highway Patrols amped-up enforcement during the holiday weekend.
During the New Year's Eve holiday, stretching from December 30th through January 2nd the State Highway Patrol in Muskingum County made a total of 180 traffic stops, 80 of which resulted in enforcement action and three resulting in OVI arrests.
"Traditionally New Year's eve is more of a party or celebration holiday where people drink a little bit more," expressed Lt....
The State Highway Patrol is hoping to round out the year with a safe holiday weekend.
Sergeant Clark Felix said drivers can expect to see extra patrol on the roads starting Saturday.
"We'll see some increase in traffic probably starting tomorrow afternoon with travelers coming in to visit family," said Felix. "There will also be a little more partying with more bar traffic and more impaired drivers."
Felix said 1,300 more OVI arrests have been...