Findlay Post to Partner with Hardin County Sheriff’s Office to Reduce Fatal Traffic Crashes in Hardin County
Kenton – The Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be partnering with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and injury traffic crashes that have been occurring on Hardin County Roadways.
Beginning on June 12, 2021 Deputies from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Findlay Post will be conducting a one month strict enforcement effort that will focus on crash causing violations such as following too close, lane violations, and failure to yield violations.
“This year alone, there have been four fatal traffic crashes with four people killed, three of the four crashes have occurred within the last three weeks,” said Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart. “In addition there were six fatal traffic crashes in which six individuals lost their lives in 2020,” Everhart said. “The Findlay Post will have an increased presence of troopers working in Hardin County on most days of the week,” said Lt. Matt Crow, Commander of the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
“Sheriff Everhart and I have the same goal, to reduce the number of people that are injured or killed as a result of making poor choices while driving. Impaired driving and failure to wear safety belts played a major role in the fatal crashes in 2020, of the six fatal crashes 2 involved impaired drivers, and 5 were not wearing their safety belt,” said Lt. Crow. During the fatal reduction enforcement effort, deputies and troopers will be taking strict enforcement effort or crash causing violations in addition to safety belt enforcement, distracted driving, and operating vehicles while impaired.