Traffic crashes over the New Year’s holiday travel period claim eight lives around Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says none of the fatalities occurred in northeast Missouri. There were seven fatalities a year ago over the new year’s holiday. This year’s counting period ran from 6 p-m Thursday December 28th through 11:59 p-m January 1st. Troopers report 352 crashes overall resulting in 112 injuries. There were 127 DWI arrests statewide.