7 die in crashes over holiday weekend

Published 9:29 am Tuesday, July 7, 2015

COLUMBUS (AP) — Seven people were killed in crashes on Ohio roads over the four-day Fourth of July holiday period.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that those deaths occurred in six separate crashes from Thursday to Sunday.

In addition, the patrol reports that troopers made 690 arrests for impaired driving during that period, and 391 on drug-related charges.

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The patrol responded to 643 crashes during that time and issued more than 2,600 citations for aggressive driving and more than 6,000 citations for safety belt violations.

During the Fourth of July reporting period in 2014, 12 people died in 11 crashes.