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Fourth of July weekend busy for area police

Law enforcement personnel were busy during the holiday weekend

but with mostly normal activity.

"We were pretty busy as an agency for the holiday weekend," Sgt. Joe Ross with the Ironton Police Department said.

He said the department dealt with fireworks complaints, minor traffic violations, fights and two structure fires. Ross said there were no major accidents in the city.

Police continue to investigate a stabbing that occurred early Tuesday morning. Details were not available as of press time.

The highways provide usual activity as well.

"There wasn't any abnormal driving behavior that we noticed," Lt. Carl Roark of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Roark said the highway patrol still experienced the same frustrations as usual such as people not wearing safety belts. Roark said people were aware they were out in full force and had designated drivers.

The holiday weekend was marred by one fatal crash on Lawrence County's roads.

"Outside of one tragic crash, the weekend went as expected," Roark said.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:20 a.m. July 3 at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Burlington-Macedonia Road.

Three people were killed and four were taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital.