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Fatal crashes in area continue to decline

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Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigate a crash Aug. 21 involving a semi tractor-trailer driving through a guardrail on U.S. Route 33 at Huntsville. (PHOTO | EXAMINER FILE)

Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report that the area has seen a decrease in fatal crashes over the past three years, and officials are studying the contributing factors of these incidents to learn how to continue this trend of reducing traffic deaths, Commander Lt. Ron Raines said this week.

For the Logan and Union County areas covered by the Marysville Post, a total of 13 people died in the 10 fatal crashes that were reported in 2012. Looking at just Logan County last year, eight people were claimed in a total of six crashes, all on rural roadways.  

During the previous two years in the two-county area, a total of 14 fatal accidents were logged in 2011, and 21 fatal crashes occurred in 2010.

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