Eight Die on Missouri Highways During Holiday Weekend


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports there were eight traffic fatalities, no boating fatalities and one drowning during the long holiday weekend. Troopers worked ten boating crashes and made 11 boating while intoxicated arrests.

The drowning occurred at Stockton Lake in southwest Missouri.

Overall, troopers worked 382 traffic crashes, which included 159 injuries and eight fatalities. Troopers also made 147 DWI arrests.

There were no traffic deaths in southeast Missouri.