There were three fatal crashes in Missouri and two drownings over the July Fourth holiday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were at total of 114 crashes with 59 injuries during the holiday counting period which began at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, and ended 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 4.
During that 102-hour counting period there were 40 driving while intoxicated arrests and 38 drug arrests.
On Missouri waters there were five crashes with two injuries, three arrests for boating while intoxicated and eight drug arrests.
The patrol investigated one fatal crash, and the Kansas City Police Department investigated two traffic fatalities. All three of the fatalities were July 4 and involved motorcycles.
Austin C. King, 22, of Smithton, Ill., died when the motorcycle he was operating struck a deer in the roadway in Reynolds County,
Nicholas J. Bowman, 29, of Blue Springs, died when the motorcycle he was operating struck a curb. Both Bowman and a passenger were ejected. The crash occurred in Jackson County.
Derrick D. Iverson, 41, of Kansas City, died when the motorcycle he was operating failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, left the roadway, struck a curb, continued through the median, and struck a tree. The crash occurred in Jackson County, the patrol said.
Both drownings occurred July 4.
Cole J. Duffell, 19, of Chesterfield, MO, drowned after he jumped off an embankment into a quarry in Madison County north of Fredericktown; and Eric A. Dietrich, 13, of Geneseo, Ill., drowned after jumping off a boat. The drowning occurred in Camden County at the 21-mile marker of the Osage Arm in Salt Hollow Cove at Lake of the Ozarks
In 2017, 26 people were killed and 469 injured statewide in Missouri over the holiday in 1,076 traffic crashes. Over the 2017 July Fourth holiday, troopers arrested 172 people for driving while intoxicated.