11 People die in crashes on Ohio's roads during New Year's holiday

Nearly a dozen people died in crashes on Ohio's roads during the extended New Year's holiday weekend.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says there were 11 deaths in crashes during the five-day period from Dec. 28, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019.

Troopers say 6 people who died were not wearing a seat belt.

Four of the deaths were OVI-related.

In 2017, six people died on Ohio's roads during the four-day New Year's weekend.

Over the 2018/2019 New Year's holiday weekend Troopers made nearly 450 OVI arrests and more than 230 drug arrests.

They also issued more than 950 safety-belt citations.

For 2018, 1,063 people died on Ohio's roads, which is down 10 percent from 2017.