Tuesday 11th August 2020

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that five persons died in traffic crashes over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
A news release says troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests.
Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six boating while intoxicated arrests and 25 drug arrests. There was one drowning.
The counting period began at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 2, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 5.
During the 2019 counting period, 15 people were killed and 457 injured statewide in Missouri over the holiday in 1,109 traffic crashes. Troopers arrested 162 people for driving while intoxicated. There were nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Three people drowned. Troopers made 13 BWI arrests during the 2019 counting period.
NOTE: The fatality statistics in this news release could change if late deaths occur, if other departments report fatalities after this news release was sent out, or if a fatality is determined to be caused by a medical condition rather than a traffic incident.