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Preliminary data indicate there were fewer fatalities from traffic crashes last year in area counties than in 2012, reflecting a state-wide trend.

Fatalities from crashes dropped last year in Wood, Lucas and Ottawa counties but increased in Sandusky County, according to figures compiled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The highway patrol said 982 persons died last year in traffic crashes in the state compared to 1,122 in 2012.

The 2013 figure, while provisional, may be the lowest number of fatalities in the state since the highway patrol started keeping records in the 1930s.

Fatalities dropped last year by one in Ottawa and Lucas counties and five in Wood County; but increased by four in Sandusky County compared to 2012.

Statewide, there 835 single-fatality crashes, 55 crashes in which two persons were killed, three crashes in which three persons were killed and two crashes in which six persons were killed.

Locally, drunk-driving citation actions last year increased in all but Sandusky County:
• Ottawa County - 133 citations in 2013; 119 in 2012.

• Wood County -  474 citations in 2013; 430 in 2012.

• Lucas County - 1,192 citations in 2013; 1063 in 2012.

• Sandusky County - 299 citations in 2013; 344 in 2012.

 

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