Missouri's Thanksgiving Crash Statistics

(Jefferson City, MO) Missouri State Highway Patrol officials report four people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period which ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 22nd, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 26th. There were no boating crashes or drownings. Troopers reported 431 crashes with the 4 fatalities and 138 injuries. There were 103 DWI arrests and 10 drug related arrests. During the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers investigated 414 traffic crashes, which included eight fatalities and 115 injuries. Statewide, 9 people died, and 482 people were injured in 1,355 traffic crashes over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers arrested 113 people for driving while intoxicated during the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday counting period. Two of this year's four traffic fatalities occurred in Troop C and two took place in Troop A.


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