Labor Day weekend reports show fewer deaths, DWIs than 2013

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago September 02, 2014 Sep 2, 2014 Tuesday, September 02 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:29:00 AM CDT in News
By: Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - In a report released Tuesday morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol's statistics for the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend showed fewer fatality, DWI and boating-related accidents than 2013.

The report said troopers responded to 293 accidents over the three-day weekend this year, which included 111 injuries and three fatalities. Last year, there were eight crash fatalities.

The highway patrol said they made 80 DWI arrests over the long weekend, down from 119 last year.

Troopers also said they arrested 13 people for boating while intoxicated and responded to 11 boating crashes over the 2014 Labor Day weekend. The report said they arrested 14 people for boating while intoxicated in 2013.

The MSHP report said there were no boating fatalities and no drownings reported over this year's Labor Day holiday weekend.

The three fatalities this year were in accidents near Lee's Summit, Weldon Springs and Willow Springs.

Twenty-three-year-old Kirk Lochirco of Arnold died Sunday when the vehicle he was driving traveled off the left side of the road, hit a cable barrier and flipped over.

Lochirco was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle.

He died at the scene of the crash in Jefferson County on I-55.

Billy Moore, 79, of Oak Grove died Sunday after he drove westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Lafayette County and hit another car head-on.

Moore was not wearing a seat belt.

Lafayette County Assistant Coroner Billy Banes pronounced Moore dead Sunday at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the car Moore hit was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Dylan Fitzwater, 24, of Patterson, died Monday when his vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway, ran into a tree and flipped over.

Fitzwater wasn't wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle.

Reynolds County Coroner Jeff McSpadden pronounced Fitzwater dead at the scene.

Two passengers in Fitzwater's vehicle sustained minor and moderate injuries. Neither of the passengers were wearing seat belts.

The crash was in Reynolds County on Clearwater Lake Road 3, 10 miles southwest of Piedmont.

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