12 die in Ohio crashes over long holiday weekend


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twelve people were killed in crashes on Ohio roads over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports the deaths happened in 11 separate crashes from Friday to Monday.

The patrol says drivers were impaired in four of those fatal crashes.

Troopers made 673 arrests for impaired driving over the weekend and responded to 655 crashes.

The twelve deaths over the holiday weekend were up over the eight a year ago.

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