Holiday period had fewest Ohio traffic deaths since 1991


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says six people were killed in Ohio traffic crashes over this year’s Thanksgiving travel season — the lowest number of traffic fatalities for that travel period in 27 years.

A patrol release says the six people killed this year died in six crashes over the five-day reporting period that began Nov. 21 at 12 a.m. and continued until 11: 59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. That ties the record set in 1991 for the lowest number of traffic deaths in a Thanksgiving travel season in Ohio.

During this year’s Thanksgiving travel period, troopers arrested 502 drivers for operating a vehicle while impaired. They also made 257 drug arrests and issued 1,538 safety belt violations.

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