Highway Patrol Reports One Traffic Fatality During Holiday
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported one person died during the Christmas holiday counting period.
The Christmas holiday counting period took place from 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24 to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Patrol investigated 53 traffic accidents, which included 18 injuries and one fatality. The Patrol also arrested eight people for driving while intoxicated.
Last year's 102-hour counting period included six fatalities and 342 injuries.