Troopers report 12 deadly crashes across Ohio over Labor Day weekend

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A deadly crash in Greene County was among 12 fatal crashes across Ohio reported by troopers over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The crashes resulted in 12 deaths, according to preliminary Labor Day enforcement data from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The only crash that resulted in a death in the region was around 4:50 a.m. Labor Day on Beaver Valley Road in Beavercreek Twp., Greene County. James H. Eyler III, 43, of Wilmington was pronounced dead at the scene when the SUV he was driving went off the road on a curve, hit a tree and caught fire, troopers said.

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Troopers arrested 420 drivers for OVI and issued 2,465 seat belt citations. They also made 292 drug arrests and 128 felony apprehensions, according to a release issued Tuesday from the highway patrol.

In all there were 18,195 traffic enforcement stops along with 9,729 non-enforcement stops, and troopers assisted 1,861 motorists, the patrol said.

The Labor Day reporting period began began at midnight Friday and ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

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