New Year Traffic Fatalities And Crashes Down In 2023 MSHP New Year’s Counting Period
Photo by Jeremy Shields

2 people died and 75 were injured in traffic crashes during the 2023 New Year’s holiday counting period. There were a total of 243 traffic crashes investigated. The counting period began at 6pm Friday and continued until 11:59pm on Monday. There were 104 DWI citations.

Both of the fatality crashes came from the Troop E region in Poplar Bluff.

Last year, the patrol investigated 1,045 traffic crashes which resulted in one fatality and 331 people injured. Last year, there were 96 people arrested for driving while intoxicated.

 

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