Lorain County trends in traffic deaths include alcohol or drugs, motorcyclists

Posted at 11:00 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 23:01:08-05

The Lorain County Fatality Review Committee had their quarterly meeting to evaluate and identify trends in fatal crashes last Wednesday.

According to the committee, in the ten fatal crashes that were studied, drugs and alcohol were involved in four out of ten. Five of the people that were killed were motorcyclists and one was a pedestrian.

The crashes that were studied occurred between August 18 to November 5.

The committee also said that in 2015, 33 people were killed and as of December 5, 34 people have died on Lorain County roadways. Already in 2016, the number of fatalities has surpassed the total in 2015.