COLUMBUS: Fifteen people died in accidents on Ohio roadways over this year’s Memorial Day weekend, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol

Two of the fatalities that occurred Friday through Monday involved operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OVI), according to the patrol.

Two of the victims were not wearing seat belts.

The number of fatalities on Ohio’s roadways during this year’s four-day Memorial Day holiday matched the traffic deaths that happened during the same time period in both 2016 and 2017.

During the 2018 holiday weekend, state troopers made 36,582 traffic enforcement contacts, including 787 OVI arrests, 490 drug arrests and 8,242 safety belt citations, according to the highway patrol.

In addition, the patrol made 17,905 non-enforcement contacts, including 4,077 motorist assists.

So far this year, there have been 380 confirmed fatalities on Ohio’s roads, according to data from the state.

That’s a 4 percent decrease from the same time period last year.