OSP concerned about mounting fatalities

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol was hopeful that those electronic road signs spelling out the number of roadway fatalities might make for a safer summer. That hasn’t been the case in Mahoning County.

The Canfield post of the patrol is investigating four fatal traffic accidents over the last week. That includes the motorcycle death of 56-year-old Scott Wilson of Beloit in Smith Township on Wednesday.

Sgt Brett Henderson says there have been 13 fatal crashes this year, leaving 14 people dead. They say all the accidents were preventable and caused by poor decision making.

The patrol asks that motorists focus on driving and making good decisions behind the wheel. There were 17 fatal crashes in the county for all of 2014; 18 people were killed.

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