Statewide News
9:32 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Patrol: Most Ohio Counties have Fewer Crash Deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The State Highway Patrol says most Ohio counties have seen a drop in crash deaths so far this year compared to this point in 2010.

A map posted on the patrol's website shows that 50 of 88 counties in Ohio saw at least one fewer fatality by Aug. 8 than during the same period last year. Thirteen counties have seen no change, while 25 have had more traffic deaths.

Cuyahoga County has seen the biggest decline. The patrol says the county that includes Cleveland has had 19 fewer fatalities than during the first seven months or so of 2010.

Stark County, which includes Canton, has seen the largest increase. The number of fatalities is up to eight so far this year.