OSP reports 13 holiday road deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Thirteen people lost their lives on Ohio’s roads over the holiday weekend, a decrease of five deaths compared to 2013, according to preliminary statistics released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Three of the fatalities were OVI-related.

The patrol made 757 OVI arrests, an increase of more than seven percent, and cited 7,278 vehicle occupants for safety belt violations, an increase of more than 19 percent when compared to 2013.

The four-day reporting period began Friday, May 23 and ran through Monday, May 26.

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