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MSHP reports 7 roadway deaths over Labor Day Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported fewer fatalities during the 2021 Labor Day weekend on Missouri roadways compared to 2020.

Posted: Sep 7, 2021 9:53 PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) The Missouri State Highway Patrol was busy during the 2021 Labor Day weekend.

Across Missouri, troopers responded to 351 crashes that resulted in 103 injuries and 7 fatalities. The number of crashes increasing from last year's 278, while the number of injuries and fatalities down from last year's 140 injuries and 18 fatalities.

Troopers also made 108 DWI arrests which is down from last year's 146.

On Missouri's waterways, troopers responded to 7 boating crashes resulting in 4 injuries and 1 fatality. However, MSHP say there were no drownings.

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Temperatures are on the cool side this morning with lows in the 30s. A few areas of patchy frost will be possible in extreme NW Missouri this morning. Sunshine and mild temperatures will take over this afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. Saturday will start off dry and sunny with temperatures warming back into the mid 60s. Late Saturday into Sunday shower and thunderstorm chances return. A few thunderstorms could be on the strong to severe side. Several fronts will move through the area next week giving us roller coaster temperatures. Next week looks to start off dry but rain chances will return by mid week.
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