Six folks died in visitors crashes over the 2021 Memorial Day weekend counting interval of 6 p.m., Friday, Could 28, by means of 11:59 p.m., Monday, Could 31, 2021.
Missouri State Freeway Patrol troopers investigated the next over the 2021 Memorial Day vacation weekend:
Crashes — 270
Accidents — 82
Fatalities — 4
DWI — 112
Drug Arrests — 77
[Note: Springfield Police Department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department each investigated a traffic fatality.]
Crashes — 10
Accidents — 2
Fatality — 1
Drowning — 1
BWI — 8
Drug Arrests — 2
(Observe: Through the 2020 counting interval, the Patrol investigated 310 visitors crashes, which included 126 accidents and 6 of the ten fatalities. Troopers made 118 arrests for driving whereas intoxicated final yr. Additionally, over the 2020 Memorial Day vacation: Marine operations troopers investigated 11 boating crashes involving seven accidents and one fatality; and arrested 11 folks for boating whereas intoxicated on the state’s rivers and lakes. One individual drowned over the 2020 Memorial Day vacation.)
Troopers investigated 4 of the six visitors crash fatalities. One fatality occurred in every of the next areas: Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO, Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, MO, and Troop F, Jefferson Metropolis, MO. The remaining two fatalities had been investigated by the Springfield Police Division and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division.
One individual drowned Saturday, Could 29, 2021, in Iron County, MO. No additional particulars can be found right now.
One boating fatality occurred on Sunday, Could 30, 2021, on Rinquelin Path Lake in Maries County. Paul W. Becker, 77, of Crocker, MO, died after he fell overboard and didn’t resurface.
There have been no visitors fatalities inside the counting interval on Friday, Could 28, 2021.
Two visitors fatalities occurred on Saturday, Could 29, 2021. Brenda E. Mahoney, 55, of Wentzville, MO, died when the car she was driving struck one other car headon, then struck a 3rd car earlier than it traveled off the suitable facet of the roadway and overturned. Mahoney’s car was touring westbound within the eastbound lanes of Missouri Freeway 364 east of Bryan Street in St. Charles County on the time of the crash. A St. Charles County paramedic pronounced Mahoney useless on the scene. The motive force of the second car sustained critical accidents; the third driver sustained minor accidents. All three drivers had been carrying seat belts on the time of the crash.
Barry W. Gentle, 32, of Pevely, MO, died when the motorbike he was working struck a concrete visitors barrier. The crash occurred on Interstate 64 simply after the 11st Road exit in St. Louis, MO. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division investigated.
Two fatalities occurred on Sunday, Could 30, 2021. Timmy L. McIntire, 29, of Rockville, MO, died when the motorbike he was working ran off the suitable facet of the roadway. McIntire was ejected from the car. Each car and driver then struck a utility pole. McIntire was not carrying a helmet on the time of the crash. The crash occurred southwest of the intersection of W. Vernon Avenue and Fourth Road in Rockville, which is positioned in Bates County.
Nathaniel L. Linkins, 20, of Republic, MO, died when the motorbike he was working struck the curb because it a got here round a curve. The motorbike traveled onto the grass median and struck a tree. Linkins was thrown from the motorbike; he was carrying a helmet on the time of the crash. Particles from the motorbike then struck a northbound car. The motive force of the car was carrying a seat belt; she was not injured. The crash occurred on the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Broadmoor in Inexperienced County. The Springfield Police Division investigated.
Two fatalities occurred on Memorial Day, Could 31, 2021. Leonard R. Byars, 80, of Eldridge, MO, died when the car he was driving ran off the suitable facet of the roadway. Byars overcorrected, the car returned to the roadway, then ran off the suitable facet of the roadway and struck a tree. Byers was not carrying a seat belt on the time of the crash. Medical Examiner Jason Funke pronounced Byars deceased on the scene. The crash occurred on Missouri Route D north of Jack North Street in Eldridge, which is in Camden County.
Conor P. Likelihood, 21, of East Prairie, MO, died when the car he was driving ran off the roadway and struck a tree. It’s unknown whether or not or not Likelihood was carrying a seat belt on the time of the crash. Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker pronounced Likelihood deceased on the scene. The crash occurred on Miller Street north of East Prairie, in Mississippi County.
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NOTE: The fatality statistics on this information launch may change if late deaths happen, different departments report crashes or incidents, a fatality is set to be a drowning, or if a fatality is set to be brought on by a medical situation after this information launch was posted.