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Ohio patrol to release report on wrong-way crashes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Highway Patrol is releasing an analysis of wrong-way crashes on divided roadways around Ohio over the past two years.

The patrol says the research being released Friday is an effort to better inform people about the circumstances of wrong-way crashes and the dangers such drivers pose on interstate highways and other high-speed roads. The report includes wrong-way crashes since January 2011.

The state's highway department put up new signs last year in a five-county area of northwest Ohio in an effort to prevent drivers from going the wrong way following a series of accidents. In one, a March 2012 collision on Interstate 75 killed a wrong-way driver and three of the five Bowling Green State University students in the vehicle she struck.

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