Fewer highway fatalities over holiday weekend

Special to the Enterprise

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting nine deaths on Ohio’s roadways during the 2021 Memorial Day weekend. This Memorial Day reporting period saw fewer fatalities than last year, when 20 traffic deaths were reported. No fatal accidents were reported in our listening area.

State troopers made 25,658 traffic enforcement contacts, including 549 OVI arrests, 377 drug arrests and 3,720 seat belt citations. The four-day reporting period began May 28 and ran through May 31.