COLUMBUS — The Thanksgiving holiday travel season was the safest in Ohio in 27 years, tying the state record for the fewest number of fatalities, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says.

The patrol reported that six people were killed in six fatal crashes from Nov. 21 through Nov. 25. It was the lowest number of fatalities since 1991 when there also were six.

"We are always pleased to see a decrease in lives lost on Ohio's roadways," patrol Superintendent Col. Paul Pride said in a prepared statement. "However, we can't settle until the number of fatalities is zero."

The patrol said troopers arrested 502 drivers for operating a vehicle while impaired, made 257 drug arrests and issued 1,538 seat belt violations.

For more details, visit: http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/Thanksgiving2018.pdf.