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Ohio Fatal Crash Statistics 2021

2021 Traffic Fatalities in Ohio*

  • 1,202

ohio fatal crashes leading causes

Leading Causes of Fatal Crashes

  • OVI-Related: 45.4%
  • Speeding: 28.8%
  • Failure to Yield: 11.8%
  • Ran Red Light/Stop Sign: 6%
  • Distracted: 2.8%

Counties with the Most Crash Fatalities

Franklin County had the highest amount of fatal crashes in 2021, followed by Cuyahoga and Montgomery Counties.

  • Franklin: 118
  • Cuyahoga: 112
  • Montgomery: 59
  • Hamilton: 57
  • Lucas: 52

Fatal Crashes by Hour

Most fatal crashes in Ohio occurred from 6 – 6:59 pm.

  • 6 – 6:59 pm
  • 9 – 9:59 pm
  • 3 – 3:59 pm

Fatal Crashes by Day

Friday had the highest amount of fatal crashes, with Saturday as a close second.

  • Friday: 208
  • Saturday: 206
  • Sunday: 178
  • Monday: 159
  • Thursday: 158
  • Tuesday: 150
  • Wednesday: 143

Fatal Crashes by Month

July saw the highest amount of fatal crashes, followed by September and August.

  • July: 136
  • September: 125
  • August: 123
  • May: 113
  • June: 98

*All statistics were taken from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.