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Patrol reports four fatalities over 2023 Thanksgiving Holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 22nd through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 26th. 

During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2023 (preliminary):

Crashes  431
Injuries  138
Fatalities  4
DWI ─ 103
Drug Arrests ─ 10

There were no boating crashes or drownings in the state.

During the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers investigated 414 traffic crashes, which included eight fatalities and 115 injuries. Statewide, 9 people died, and 482 people were injured in 1,355 traffic crashes over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday.


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