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MSHP reports four traffic fatalities over New Year’s Holiday Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol provides the following preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend:

Four people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Troopers investigated the following:

Traffic Crashes — 458
Traffic Crash Injuries — 97
Traffic Crash Fatalities — 4
DWI — 135

Last year during the 30-hour New Year’s counting period, there were 323 traffic crashes statewide. In those crashes, one person was killed and another 140 were injured. During the 2020 New Year’s holiday, troopers arrested 58 people for driving while impaired.

There were no boating crashes or drownings over the 2021 New Year’s holiday counting period.

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