108/281 intersection

The Ohio Department of Transportation will be re-evaluating the intersection of state routes 108 and 281 following a fatal crash in September.

Following a fatal crash at state routes 281 and 108 in Flatrock Township, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be re-evaluating the intersection.

Henry County Safe Communities Coalition, funded through a grant provided by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office, recently met to discuss traffic fatalities that occurred in the county between July 1 and Sept. 30. The coalition reviewed two fatal crashes that resulted in three deaths. During the review, coalition members looked at potential causes of the crash and other details. At that time, the coalition learned ODOT will be re-evaluating the intersection of state routes 281 and 108.

Earlier this month, Holgate Village Council approved a resolution asking for ODOT to make “significant safety improvements” to the intersection. One of the drivers killed in the Sept. 22 crash was a Holgate resident.

According to crash data from ODOT, there were eight crashes at the intersection from 2014-18 resulting in six injuries.

No additional safety measures were identified for the other crash.

Henry County Safe Communities is open to all community members. Anyone interested in being a part of the coalition to assist in designing and promoting traffic safety initiative can contact Tante Lovins, Henry County Health Department health educator at 419-599-5545.


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