The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period. None of those deaths were in the Troop H area.
The 2019 Thanksgiving holiday counting period ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 404 traffic Crashes with 166 injuries and seven fatalities. Troopers also made 64 arrests fro driving while intoxicated and made 63 drug arrests.
During the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers investigated 543 traffic crashes, which included 11 fatalities and 140 injuries. Troopers arrested 86 people for driving while intoxicated and made 67 drug arrests during the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday counting period.
Of the seven traffic crash fatalities troopers investigated, five fatalities occurred in the Troop C, St. Louis area; one fatality occurred in the Troop B, Macon, MO, area; and one fatality occurred in the Troop D, Springfield, MO, area. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Joplin Police Department each investigated one fatality.
There were no boating crashes, zero boating fatalities, and no boating while intoxicated arrests reported during the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday counting period.