The Ohio State Highway Patrol did not immediately say what factors may have contributed to a late morning accident on March 26 in Clark County that claimed the life of a 64-year-old man. However, troopers said that their investigation into the collision would continue. The fatal crash occurred shortly before noon on U.S. Route 68 in Springfield.
An accident in Ohio's Jackson County claimed the life of an Athens man, 21, when his pickup hit a semi on March 12 in the early morning hours. The tractor-trailer driver, who left the scene of the accident, was found in West Virginia and extradited back to Ohio.
A 24-year-old woman admitted to police that she was the driver in a fatal accident that took place during July 2014. According to authorities, the accident occurred after a vehicle driving on Interstate 70 crossed three lanes of traffic and hit a motorcycle. Both vehicles were traveling eastbound when the crash took place, and the victim was a 58-year-old woman. Authorities say that an anonymous tip led gave them the lead that eventually led to a confession.
Ohio residents might wish to learn more about the safety risks associated with motorcycles. As of 2012, there are around 8.5 million motorcycles on U.S. roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 4,600 people were killed in motorcycle crashes during 2013, accounting for about 13 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in the country. More than half of these fatalities involved motorcyclists over the age of 40.
Ohio 18 was closed in Lorain County for four hours after a two-car crash. A news release from the Ohio Highway Patrol detailed the accident that killed two men and injured one woman.