Safe Communities Announces Fatal Crash Statistics

Wood County Safe Communities announced today that there have been 5 fatal crashes this year to date, a decrease of 5 from this time last year.

Wood County Safe Communities also received data involving commercial vehicle crashes from 2015 in Wood County. Last year, commercial vehicles were involved in 20% of fatal crashes, and 15% of serious injury crashes. Commercial vehicles have been involved in 1 fatal crash this year to date. This is a decrease from last year to date where 7 commercial vehicles were involved in fatal crashes.

It is important to remember to share the road with other drivers. Wood County Safe Communities encourages everyone, including commercial vehicle drivers, to remember the laws, and pay attention while driving. Awareness of commercial vehicles, allowing extra space between drivers, and practicing safe driving habits can save a life!

For More Information:

  • Jerrod Savidge, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator:
    419-372-9353 or