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Fewer Traffic Deaths in MO This Labor Day

06 September 2017

At this time, eight people have died in vehicle crashes across the state during the weekend.

A man suffered moderate injuries in a vehicle crash on State Highway 40 around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Two fatal crashes were worked during this reporting period, which killed two people (Stanton County and Allen County).

Eighty-four people had been killed in crashes so far in 2017 compared to 73 victims at this point previous year.

All available troopers are patrolling Missouri's roadways and assisting motorists today.

Captain Hotz says speed, inattention and impaired driving are the leading causes of traffic crashes. 112 people suffered injuries in collisions this Labor Day weekend. The operation will be September 1 and 4 and will include Interstates 29, 44, 55 and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 61.

There were no boating fatalities reported over the 2017 Labor Day holiday weekend. "Last year was a particularly deadly year so we're just encouraging people with our presence to do the right thing".

Fewer Traffic Deaths in MO This Labor Day