Missouri Highway Patrol reports five traffic fatalities over Christmas weekend

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, provided the following preliminary statistics related to the Christmas holiday weekend on Missouri roads.
Five people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.
2020 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics:
Troopers investigated the following: traffic crashes, 175; traffic crash injuries, 55; traffic crash fatalities, 5; and DWI, 62.
Last year during the 30-hour Christmas counting period, there were 278 traffic crashes statewide. In those crashes, three people were killed and another 111 were injured. During the 2019 Christmas holiday, troopers arrested 20 people for driving while impaired.
There were no boating crashes or drownings over the 2020 Christmas holiday counting period.
Two traffic fatalities occurred in the Troop A, Lee’s Summit, area; one traffic fatality occurred in each of the Troop C, Weldon Spring, Troop F, Jefferson City, and Troop G, Willow Springs, areas.

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