Missouri State Highway Patrol Reports 15 Fatalities Over Thanksgiving Holiday

MISSOURI -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced Monday that there were a total of 15 fatalities during the Thanksgiving holiday.

This total is up one fatality from last year's Thanksgiving holiday.

The counting period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, according to a press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

During the counting period, 400 crashes were reported as well as 116 injuries, 127 driving while intoxicated incidents and 117 drug arrests in the state, according to the release.

Four of the 15 fatalities occurred in the Troop D area, which covers Springfield and many surrounding counties.

No boating crashes, boating while intoxicated or drowning incidents were reported during the counting period, according to the release.


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