The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 5 people died and 59 were injured in 115 traffic crashes during the 2024 New Year’s holiday counting period. The counting period began Friday and ended at 11:59pm Monday evening.
The fatality accidents were in the Weldon Springs, Springfield, and Willow Springs areas. There were also fatality accident investigated by the Columbia and Kansas City Missouri Police Departments.
There were 139 DWI citations issued.
There were no drownings nor boating fatalities during the New Year’s holiday counting period.