MSHP Releases Labor Day Holiday Statistics

September 10, 2019

Four people died in traffic crashes during the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were 11 fatalities. The 2019 counting period for the Labor Day holiday ran from 6 p.m., Friday, August 30, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2019. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following:
2019 Labor Day Holiday Traffic Statistics

Crashes ¯309

Injuries ¯ 107

Fatalities ¯ 4

DWI ¯ 116

Drug Arrests ¯ 95
2019 Labor Day Holiday Boating Statistics

Crashes ─ 13

Injuries ─ 4

Fatalities ─ 0

BWI ¯ 10

Drug Arrests ¯ 16
(Note: During the 2018 counting period, the Patrol investigated 257 traffic crashes, which included 119 injuries and seven of the 11 fatalities. Troopers made 113 arrests for driving while intoxicated last year. Also, over the Labor Day holiday 2018: Troopers investigated seven boating crashes involving three injuries and no fatalities; and arrested 15 people for boating while intoxicated on the state’s rivers and lakes. There were no drownings over the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend.]
Troopers investigated all four of the fatal traffic crashes over the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend. Two fatal traffic crashes occurred in the Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO, area, and one fatal traffic crash occurred in each of the Troop B, Macon, MO, and Troop I, Rolla, MO, areas.
Troop B investigated one fatal crash. Brandon T. Gramc, 22, of Palmyra, MO, died when the vehicle he was driving traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a utility pole, and overturned. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 168 west of Palmyra in Marion County. It is unknown whether or not Gramc was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Dr. Hemal Patel pronounced Gramc dead at Hannibal Regional Hospital. The Marion County Sheriff's Department and Palmyra Fire Department also responded.
One person drowned over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Lloyd D. Randle, 18, of Jefferson City, MO, drowned after driving his vehicle into the Missouri River from the Noren Access on August 30, 2019. Callaway County Medical Examiner Stacy Huck pronounced Randle dead at 9:29 p.m. on August 30. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Dive Team recovered Randle's body on September 2, 2019. The Osage County Sheriff's Office, Callaway County Sheriff's Office, and Jefferson City Fire Department assisted at the scene.
NOTE: The fatality statistics in this news release could change if late deaths occur, if other departments report fatal traffic/boating crashes after this news release was published, or if a fatality is determined to be caused by a medical condition rather than traffic/boating incident.