Provisional numbers released Monday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show there were 13 people killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday which is two below the four-year average. During the reporting period, which began Wednesday, November 27, at 12:00 a.m., and ran through Sunday, December 1, at 11:59 p.m., 13 people were killed in 11 crashes. This is an increase from last year, when 12 people were killed in nine fatal crashes.
The Patrol arrested 503 drivers for OVI during the holiday weekend, a nearly nine percent increase over last year’s holiday.
A complete statistical analysis of the Patrol’s enforcement activity over the holiday weekend is available at statepatrol.ohio.gov.