MSHP Reports Zero Traffic Fatalities, Zero Boating Fatalities, Zero Drownings During New Year Period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that no one died in a traffic crash during the 30-hour 2020 New Year’s holiday counting period. 

Last year, there were 11 fatalities during the much longer 102-hour counting period. 

The 2020 New Year’s counting period ran from 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. 

2020 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics

Troopers investigated the following incidents:

Crashes –– 72

Injuries –– 34

Fatalities –– 0

DWI –– 56

During the 2019 New Year’s counting period, there were 1,301 traffic crashes, which included 447 injured and 11 fatalities. Troopers made 130 arrests for driving while impaired during the 2019 New Year’s holiday. There were no boating crashes. No one drowned over the 2019 New Year’s counting period.

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