Fewer fatalities on Ohio roads this Labor Day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Drivers had a safer Labor Day holiday on the roads than last year.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports 11 fatalities in the state during the weekend holiday.

That is down from 16 last year.

“Ohio’s troopers were out in full force this holiday weekend and lives were undoubtedly saved because of it,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol Superintendent. “We will continue to work hard at keeping Ohio’s roadways safe so that fewer senseless tragedies occur.”

Troopers say they stopped more than 35,000 vehicles in which a citation of some sort was issued.

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