Missouri Thanksgiving Road Fatalities Rise

Nov 27, 2017

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Fifteen people died in car crashes in Missouri during this year's Thanksgiving counting period, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, compared with 14 fatalities last year. The Thanksgiving counting period ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday  up to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.  

In total, there were 400 crashes and 127 people pulled over for driving under the influence.

One person died in Boone County, including a pedestrian who was struck by a car Wednesday night on Gillespie Bridge Road.

There were also 117 drug arrests in Missouri during the 2017 Thanksgiving period.