Patrol Reports Four Fatal Crashes During Labor Day Holiday Weekend



Troopers say 2022 was the Safest Labor Day weekend in more than a decade

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting four fatal traffic crashes which claimed four lives over the Labor Day holiday weekend according to provisional data. The data collected points to the 2022 Labor Day holiday weekend as being the safest since 2010. 

Troopers arrested 405 drivers for OVI and issued 1,992 safety belt citations. Troopers also made 221 drug arrests and 94 felony apprehensions. The Labor Day weekend reporting period began Friday, September 2 at 12 a.m. and ended Monday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m.

A total of 16,894 traffic enforcement stops were conducted along with 10,356 non-enforcement stops. Troopers also provided assistance to 2,065 motorists. 

For a complete breakdown of the Patrol’s Labor Day enforcement, please visit: https://statepatrol.ohio.gov/static/links/LaborDay2022_PIO.pdf and https://statepatrol.ohio.gov/static/links/LaborDayFatalitiesHistorical_20220906.pdf.