Patrol Continues to Investigate Crash that Claimed Three Lives

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says they are continuing to investigate a deadly crash that took place Monday. Because of the number of vehicles involved and other factors, the final report is expected to take a few days to complete. Investigators have said they do not believe that drugs or alcohol were factors in the […]

New Bloomington Man Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a one-vehicle crash on Thursday that claimed the life of a New Bloomington man. The crash occurred on State Route 203 north of milepost 4 at approximately 5:38 P.M. on May 8, 2014. The Patrol reported that preliminary investigation indicated 59 year-old […]

Patrol: Young Girl Struck by SUV in Hit-Skip

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Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a hit-skip injury crash that occurred on Friday evening. The vehicle involved has not been located and investigators are looking for help in identifying it. The incident occurred on April 18, 2014 at approximately 9:00 PM on Schell Drive north of Grandview […]

Patrol: Woman Killed After Car Swiped Semi

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Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on April 16, 2014. An Ottawa woman was killed in the crash that occurred at about 1:30 pm on State Route 309 in Montgomery Township in Marion County. A 2002 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Hope Okuly, […]

State on Track for Least Deadly Year on Ohio Roadways

State Fatalities 1936-2012

If the trend continues for the last two weeks of 2013, Ohio will record the least deadly year on state roadways ever. So far this year, 945 people have died on Ohio roadways. That’s the lowest number since the state began keeping tabs in 1936 when 2,389 people died on Ohio’s roadways. State officials are […]

ODOT Shows What Can Happen When Motorists “Crowd the Plow”

I-77 Crash

With the latest winter storms, and more forecast, across much of the state, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reminding motorists “Don’t Crowd The Plow.” So far this winter, there were 13 crashes involving ODOT snow plows including one earlier this week in Washington County (click the photo to enlarge). In that crash, a […]

Two Killed in Marion County Crash Early Sunday Morning

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says two men were killed in a crash in Marion County early Sunday morning. They report that alcohol is suspected as contributing to the crash that injured two others. Troopers from the Marion Post say the two-vehicle crash occurred on December 8, 2013 at about 1:32am on State Route 203 […]

Increased Deer Movement Causes a Spike in Deer-Vehicle Crashes

Deer Crossing Sign

Ohio hunters are heading out for whitetail deer as gun season takes place this week, but the vehicle you drive on state highways can be just as deadly for the animal. In calendar year 2012, there were 20,993 vehicle collisions involving deer in Ohio resulting in six fatalities and 1,013 injuries. An untold number of […]

Thirteen Lives Lost on Ohio Roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Provisional numbers released today by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show there were 13 people killed on Ohio’s roadways the 2013 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 […]

Marion Man Killed in Single Car Crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 6:22am on Thursday, November 21, 2013 on Newmans Cardington Road, east of Claridon Westfield Road, in Richland Township. A 2011 Cadillac CTS, driven by Charles E. Orewiler, 50, of Marion, was eastbound on Newmans Cardington […]