Missouri Highway Patrol reports nine fatalities over Christmas holiday

Nine people died in traffic crashes during the 2018 Christmas holiday weekend. Last year, there were seven fatalities. The 2018 Christmas counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following:
2018 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics
Crashes – 294
Injuries – 80
Fatalities – 9
DWI – 106
For reference, during the 2017 Christmas counting period, the patrol investigated 491 traffic crashes, which included 125 injuries and five of the seven fatalities. Troopers also arrested 92 people for driving while impaired over last year’s Christmas holiday. There were no boating crashes. No one drowned over the 2017 Christmas counting period.
Three fatalities occurred in the Troop A, Lee’s Summit, area; two of the fatalities occurred in each of the Troop C, Weldon Spring, and Troop H, St. Joseph, areas; and one fatality occurred in each of the Troop D, Springfield, and Troop I, Rolla, areas.

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