Fatal crashes in construction zones are down statewide this year, but a fiery crash that killed two on Interstate 75 Wednesday should send a vital message to motorists, officials said.
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Ohio work zone crashes
Fatal, injury and property crashes in construction zones on Ohio’s roadways are down, despite Wednesday night’s multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 near Tipp City that killed two out-of-state semi-truck drivers. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out in force for the Labor Day weekend and have many troopers stationed near Troy where a music festival is taking place Friday and Saturday.
Severity 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Fatal crashes 15 13 10 17 16 5*
Injury crashes 1,205 1,286 1,270 1,287 1,323 389
Prop. crashes 3,987 3,806 3,789 3,955 4,137 1,218
Totals 5,207 5,105 5,069 5,259 5,476 1,612
* - Does not include Wednesday’s fatal accident
SOURCE: Ohio State Highway Patrol