MISSOURI — Six people died in traffic crashes over the 2020 Memorial Day weekend.

Highway Patrol says the counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, May 22 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 25.

Highway Patrol investigated over 340 car crashes and 10 boat crashes with 2 drownings. In some cases, the numbers are slightly down compared to 2019.

Full statistics regarding traffic incidents are below.

Traffic Statistics

  • Crashes — 341
  • Injuries — 112
  • Fatalities — 5
  • DWI — 111
  • Drug Arrests — 112

Boating Statistics

  • Crashes — 10
  • Injuries — 7
  • Fatalities — 0
  • Drownings — 2
  • BWI — 11
  • Drug Arrests — 3

During the 2019 counting period, the Patrol investigated 296 traffic crashes, which included 127 injuries and seven of the eight fatalities.