Highway Patrol: 10 traffic deaths on state roads over Thanksgiving

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago Monday, November 28 2016 Nov 28, 2016 Monday, November 28, 2016 10:39:00 AM CST November 28, 2016 in News
By: Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY — Ten people died in traffic crashes over the course of the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a report released Monday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The official counting period started at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and ended Sunday night at 11:59 p.m.

Troopers say they investigated 400 crashes, including eight of the fatalities. Sedalia and Kirksville police investigated the remaining two deaths, respectively.

The Highway Patrol also reports making 103 arrests for driving while intoxicated, which they say is four more than last year.

No deaths occurred on Thanksgiving.

Nine deaths were named in the report:

- Audra M. Evans, 37, of St. Louis

- Jack A. Wolters, 17, of Kearney

- Sandra K. Waters, 65, of Orrick

- Thomas Fargo, 68, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas

Stanley D. Thurman, 80, of Paris

- Robert S. Batson, 26, of Sullivan

- Sushma Settipalli, 32, of Plano, Texas

- Mahidhar Settipalli, 2, of Plano, Texas

- Betty J. Carver, 31, of Bonne Terre

The remaining death was investigated by Kirksville police. No name was available.

 

 

 

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