State patrol reports 19 people died over holiday

Provisional numbers released Tuesday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show more motorists were killed on
Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday than in recent years.
During the five day reporting period, from Nov. 26 at 12 a.m. until Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m., 19 people were
killed on Ohio’s roadways. This is an increase from the past three years when 17 were killed in 2013, 12
were killed in 2012 and 17 were killed in 2011.
Of the 19 killed, seven were not wearing an available safety belt, five were killed in OVI-related
crashes and four were pedestrians.
The patrol arrested 444 drivers for OVI, cited 655 for aggressive driving and cited 1,316 for not wearing
safety belts.
Provisional statistics through November of this year show that OVI-related fatal crashes are down with
295 killed in 2014 compared to 317 in the same time period in 2013. Additionally, those killed while not
wearing an available safety belt has also declined during the same period, with 367 this year and 393 in
A complete statistical analysis of the Patrol’s enforcement activity over the holiday weekend is
available at