Traffic Fatalities Defiance County Safe Communities Update

January 3, 2024





Defiance County Safe Communities Traffic Fatalities Update

The Defiance County Safe Communities Coalition reports zero traffic crash fatalities from October 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. This compares to two fatal crashes in Defiance County during the same months in 2022.

As of January 2, 2024, the Ohio Traffic Safety Office reports 1,247 confirmed traffic crash fatalities for 2023 as compared to 1,274 fatalities in 2022. This is a 2% decrease in fatalities, however this data is preliminary and will likely change in the coming weeks.

More information on traffic safety and the Defiance County Safe Communities Coalition can be found at The Defiance County Safe Communities Coalition would like to encourage all drivers – new and seasoned – to buckle up, avoid distractions, drive sober, and obey all traffic signs and signals.



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