8 Thanksgiving Counting Period Roadway Deaths Reported, None in NWMO
Missouri State Highway Patrol. mshp.dps.missouri.gov

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says eight people lost their lives in traffic crashes during the 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday counting period, which ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2022, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 27.

There were no boating crashes or boating fatalities. There were two drownings.

During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers reported working 414 traffic crashes involving 115 injuries and eight fatalities. Troopers also made 113 arrests for driving while intoxicated and 35 drug arrests.

During the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers investigated 381 traffic crashes, which included nine fatalities and 134 injuries. Statewide, 12 people died and 540 people were injured in 1,365 traffic crashes over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers arrested 127 people for driving while intoxicated during the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday counting period.

Highway Patrol Troopers investigated all eight of the traffic crash fatalities in 2022. Four of the traffic fatalities occurred in the Troop D, Springfield area; two occurred in the Troop A, Lee’s Summit area; and one occurred in each of the Troop B, Macon, and the Troop C, Weldon Spring areas.

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