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6 Traffic Fatalities, 1 Boating Fatality, 1 Drowning Over Holiday

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, six people died in traffic crashes over the 2021 Memorial Day weekend counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 28, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 31, 2021.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers investigated the following over the 2021 Memorial Day holiday weekend:

Traffic Statistics

Crashes — 270

Injuries — 82

Fatalities — 4

DWI — 112

Drug Arrests — 77

[Note: Springfield Police Department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department each investigated a traffic fatality.]

Boating Statistics

Crashes — 10

Injuries — 2

Fatality — 1

Drowning — 1

BWI — 8

Drug Arrests — 2

NOTE: The fatality statistics in this news release could change if late deaths occur, other departments report crashes or incidents, a fatality is determined to be a drowning, or if a fatality is determined to be caused by a medical condition after this news release was posted.