Six traffic fatalities in Ohio over New Year's holiday weekend, including 1 in Stark County

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports six people were killed on Ohio's roadways during the New Year's weekend, midnight on Dec. 31 through 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2013.

One traffic death was reported in Stark County, three in Franklin County and one each in Lucas and Meigs counties.

A seatbelt was not worn in one of the crashes and drunken driving was to blame for another, according to the OSHP stats.

Last year 14 people were killed during the holiday reporting period, which was a total of four days. This year the reporting period was two days. One of the Franklin County fatalities included a pedestrian.

OSHP said while traffic fatalities over the holiday reporting period were down by more than 50 percent this time, last year's reporting period was twice as long.

If you see a dangerous or impaired driver, you can call #677 to report it. The number can also be used to report drug activity.

You can see the Ohio stats here (.pdf):

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