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Wrong way crashes

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released a report regarding the sixty wrong way crashes that occurred on Ohio's divided roadways between January 2011 and April of this year.

The crashes resulted in 31 fatalities and 85 injuries. The Wapakoneta Post of the patrol recently handled this wrong way crash that injured six people. The study showed that most of the crashes occur at night by impaired drivers.

Just .35% of all crashes on Ohio roadways during the reporting period led to a fatality. However, during the same time, 37% of wrong way crashes led to a fatality. That means wrong way crashes were more than 100 times more likely to involve a death.

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