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MSHP reports only 5 roadway deaths during Labor Day Weekend

The highway patrol reported less crashes and fatalities labor day weekend on Missouri roadways compared to 2017.

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 10:23 PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo) The Missouri State Highway Patrol was busy during the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend.

Across the state, troopers responded to 258 crashes that resulted in 92 injuries and 5 fatalities. Those numbers are down from last year's 313 crashes, 130 injuries and 11 fatalities.

Troopers also made 97 DWI arrests which is down from last year's 142.

On Missouri's waterways, troopers say there were 9 boating crashes resulting in 3 injuries. However, they say there were no fatalities or drownings.

In northwest Missouri, Troop H says they responded to 21 traffic crashes and 8 injuries over the holiday weekend.

They also made 5 DWI arrests and 12 drug arrests.

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Today we had a pleasant end to the weekend with above average highs in the 70s and lots of sunshine. Tonight's conditions will be calm and clear with lows reaching the low 40s overnight. Dry and sunny weather will continue into the work week. Highs in the 70s persist through the beginning of the week, then cooling off into the low 60s as we head into next weekend. Fall-like weather looks to continue for the weekend with highs in the 60 on Saturday and 70 on Sunday under mostly sunny skies. Dry and sunny weather looks to continue into the beginning of next week.
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