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One person killed or injured every 12 minutes last Labor Day weekend

Highway patrol urges drivers to use caution

Crashes over Labor Day Weekend

UPDATE 6:00 P.M.: A crash took place on I-70 at 5:40 p.m. Monday Click here for the full story. 

ORIGINAL: The Missouri State Highway Patrol is continuing to advise motorists to drive responsibly as the Labor Day holiday counting period enters its final hours.

Patrol stats show 11 people died and 265 were injured in 941 crashes statewide over the 2017 Labor Day holiday weekend. That means one person was killed or injured every 12.4 minutes, according to the patrol. 

Fifteen people died during Labor Day weekend traffic crashes in 2016, and 10 people were killed in 2015.

MSHP investigated 299 traffic crashes during the 2016 holiday weekend.

As of Monday afternoon, a few crashes had occurred in the mid-Missouri area. 

At 6 a.m. in Camden County, a teenager suffered moderate injuries after troopers said he fell asleep at the wheel. In another crash in Miller County, an 84-year-old man had minor injuries.

The 2018 counting period for the Labor Day holiday started at 6 p.m. Friday and will end at 11:59 p.m. Monday. 

ABC 17 News expects to have official 2018 numbers by the end of the week.


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