Three people who died Sunday, Nov. 27, in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 44 in Franklin County were among 10 killed in traffic crashes in Missouri during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday period.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said troopers investigated 400 traffic crashes over the holiday counting period which ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.
In addition to the 10 fatalities, the crashes resulted in 124 injuries, the patrol reported. Troopers investigated eight fatalities and the Sedalia and Kirkwood police departments each investigated one traffic death.
In addition, troopers arrested 103 people for driving while intoxicated and made 100 drug arrests during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday counting period.
During the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday, troopers investigated 544 traffic crashes, which included 150 injuries. Troopers arrested 99 people for driving while intoxicated that same weekend. The patrol report did not give a number of fatalities over the 2015 holiday.
A story on the Franklin County fatalities can be found elsewhere in this issue.
There were no boating crashes, no boating fatalities, no boating while intoxicated arrests, and no drownings reported during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday counting period.