Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Wrong Way Crashes Puzzle Police
Columbus police and state transportation officials are taking a closer look at a handful of recent head-on collisions on Central Ohio interstates. The investigation seeks to determine how and why more drivers are getting on limited access highways and traveling the wrong direction. Police spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio says officers are making a priority of 9-1-1 calls from motorists reporting drivers going the wrong direction in the hope of stopping drivers before a crash occurs. Bruce Ward of the Ohio Department of Transportation says traffic engineers are also taking note, but he says the crashes are so random that no conclusion has been reached regarding whether drivers are confused over ramps or signage.