Two Ohio residents were killed in a car crash in Litchfield Township on April 19. The accident took place just before 10 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
A police sergeant in Pataskala said that alcohol or drug use was not suspected in the head-on collision that killed three people on Ohio 16 near Taylor Road in Licking County. However, the investigation remains open as investigators search for the reason why a westbound Toyota Camry crossed the highway's center line and hit a Dodge Grand Caravan.
Two women were seriously injured, and another woman was hurt in a car accident north of Wauseon, Ohio, on State Highway 108. The head-on collision between two cars occurred near the Airport Highway intersection, according to the Ohio State Patrol.
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.
A three-vehicle truck accident in Ohio left one woman dead and sent three others to the hospital on Feb. 13. One of the vehicles, a dump truck, struck the other two vehicles while traveling in Wayne Township.
Drinking and driving is a huge problem in the United States as there is roughly one death involving a driver under the influence of alcohol every 51 minutes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,322 people died in accidents involving alcohol use in 2012. These otherwise preventable incidents accounted for more than 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in the country that year. People in Ohio can take some steps to reduce the amount of impaired drivers on the road.
On Jan. 6, one person was killed and three others were injured in a car accident in Wayne County. The accident happened around 5:25 p.m.