More Traffic Crashes Occurred on Memorial Day in Missouri This Year than Last Year

The Missouri State Highway Patrol revealed their preliminary Memorial Day weekend report. Police say six people died in traffic crashes in the state between 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 25. There were a total of 341 traffic crashes, 112 injuries. The highway patrol investigated five of six traffic deaths. Last year, police say they investigated 296 traffic crashes, including 127 injuries and seven of the eight deaths. Troopers made 96 arrests for driving while intoxicated in 2019.

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