MSHP Reports Zero Traffic Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period

January 09, 2020

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that no one died in a traffic crash during the 30-hour 2020 New Year’s holiday counting period. Last year, there were 11 fatalities during the much longer 102-hour counting period. The 2020 New Year’s counting period ran from 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019, through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
2020 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics

Troopers investigated the following: Crashes ― 72, Injuries ― 34, Fatalities ― 0, DWI ― 56
During the 2019 New Year’s counting period, 1,301 traffic crashes, which included 447 injured and 11 fatalities. Troopers made 130 arrests for driving while impaired during the 2019 New Year’s holiday.