Traffic crashes in Missouri during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend claim nine lives.
Troopers also report three drownings—all in southeast Missouri. One of the fatal crashes occurred in northeast Missouri. A Saturday crash in Ralls County claimed the life of Darrell Taylor of New London. Troopers report a total of 404 crashes around the state between 6 p-m Wednesday and 11:59 Sunday night. Those crashes resulted in 166 injuries.

Troopers also report 94 DWI arrests and 63 drug arrests through the Thanksgiving reporting period.