Fatal traffic accidents sharply increase in Hancock County, OH

During the first three months of the year, Findlay has already reported six car accidents that resulted in nine deaths, a sharp increase from the only one fatality documented during the same time last year.

In 2018, 11 fatal crashes in 2018 were reported.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety attributed three factors as possible contributing components to the crashes such as unsafe speed, driving left of center and failure to yield. The agency also said that accidents involving distracted drivers has also risen.