Traffic Fatalities Decreased Over Memorial Day Weekend


WARREN COUNTY, OH -- Warren County is one of the counties that the Ohio State Highway Patrol has reported that there was a fatality crash. It was one of the counties that experienced one of the fatal 14 crashes resulting in 17 deaths on Ohio’s roadways during the 2024 Memorial Day weekend occurred, according to provisional statistics.

"This is a decrease from last year, when 26 individuals were killed," states OSHP report. The four-day reporting period began Friday, May 24 and ran through Monday, May 27.

During the reporting period, which ran began Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27,  states troopers made 19,104 traffic enforcement contacts, including 361 impaired driving arrests, 61 drug arrests, 2,662 safety belt citations and 1,090 distracted driving citations. In addition, the Patrol made 9,779 non-enforcement contacts including 1,950 motorist assists.

Motorists are reminded that roadway safety is a shared responsibility and are encouraged to call #677 to report drug activity and dangerous or impaired driving.

For a statewide breakdown of enforcement and crashes during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, please click here

Also, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus safety belt enforcement. During the project, 3,459 people in Ohio were issued citations for safety belt violations. Also, 97 people received child safety seat citations.

The high-visibility enforcement effort included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and OSHP. The initiative began on Friday, May 20 and continued through Monday, May 27.

Collectively, 8,159 people were issued safety belt citations. Also, 415 people received child safety seat violations during the multi-state enforcement effort.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

A complete breakdown from Ohio’s enforcement can be found here and here for the compiled results.

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