OSP reports safest Fourth of July in 11 years

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports the safest Fourth of July holiday in 11 years.

OSP reported five fatalities this Fourth of July holiday weekend, including two deaths stemming from ATV crashes and one from a motorcyclist. This is the least amount of fatalities during a July 4 holiday weekend since 1998, when four motorists were killed.

Last year, 15 people were killed on Ohio roadways during the same reporting period.

This holiday weekend troopers arrested 556 impaired drivers and assisted 4,637 motorists. In addition to this year's traffic enforcement efforts, the Patrol had 35 felony arrests, 117 drug violations and seized four weapons statewide.

The following Ohio traffic statistics are for the holiday weekend period of July 2 at 6 p.m. through July 5 at midnight.