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.

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