MSHP Reports 5 Fatalities Over Christmas   

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by Shannon Cay/ KOLR10

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo- The Missouri State Highway Patrol releases its crash and fatality report from the Christmas weekend.

Two fatalities occurred as a result of traffic crashes on December 24, 2017. The report says that five people died in over the Christmas holiday from Friday to midnight on Monday.

The Patrol investigated 491 traffic crashes, which included 125 injuries and four of the five fatalities.

Troopers also arrested 91 people for driving while impaired and made 49 drug arrests over the Christmas holiday. There were no boating crashes. No one drowned over the 2017 Christmas counting period.

The report also gives out numbers from last years Chrismas holiday. The Patrol investigated 260 traffic crashes, which included 86 injuries and five fatalities.

In addition, troopers arrested 68 people for driving while impaired and made 40 drug arrests over the 2016 Christmas holiday.

There were no boating crashes or drownings over the 2017 period.