COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that six people were killed on Ohio's roadways during a two-day holiday reporting period which took place from midnight Dec. 31 through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1.
Last year 14 people were killed during the holiday reporting period, which was a total of four days.
Of this New Year's holiday fatalities, two fatalities occurred in Franklin County, including a pedestrian. Other counties involving fatalities were Lucas, Stark and Meigs. Counties with Ohio's largest cities also reported the most incidents.
After a slight increase in fatalities in 2012, the OSHP has a continued commitment to removing dangerous and impaired drivers in 2013 to reduce the threat of injury and fatal crashes. The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.