Troopers cracking down on unsafe drivers after increase in deadly crashes

State troopers are increasing patrols in Greene County for the New Year’s holiday and into 2018 after an increase in deadly crashes this year.

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Beavercreek will be a focus for troopers this New Year’s as troopers will target high-crash areas including:

  • U.S. 35 near I-675
  • U.S. 35 near Trebein Road, Orchard Drive and Factory Road
  • I-675 between Fairfield road an Dayton-Xenia Road.

Twenty-two people died in crashes this year in Greene County, an increase from the 11 crash-related deaths in 2016

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“We’ll be targeting drunk drivers. Troopers will also be looking for people who are distracted behind the wheel or driving aggressively,” Lt. Matt Schmenk said.

News Center 7’s Gabrielle Enright will have more at 5 p.m. on WHIO-TV.

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