Ten people died in traffic crashes in Missouri during the Memorial Day weekend, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
No boating deaths or drownings were reported during the holiday period. The patrol's counting period for Memorial Day weekend incidents started at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
During that time, the patrol responded to 314 traffic crashes, resulting in 102 injuries and 10 deaths.
In 2022, the patrol investigated 301 crashes and reported 129 injuries and 13 fatalities. So, while there were more crashes overall, there were fewer injuries and fatalities this year.
Also in the traffic division, 130 driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests and 14 drug arrests were reported.
There were significantly fewer boating incidents over the weekend.
The patrol reported six crashes with only three injuries. There were no fatalities or drownings, nor were there any drug arrests.
There were, however, seven boating while intoxicated (BWI) arrests made.
Two men died in crashes Friday.
Danny R. Caudill of Doniphan was crossing Missouri Highway U in Ripley County on foot when he was hit by a vehicle. Caudill, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jared C. Young, of Hillsboro, tried to pass another vehicle on a curve on Highway E in Jefferson County, but met another vehicle. Young swerved to the right and was hit on the driver's side by the vehicle.
His vehicle then went off the road and caught fire. Young, 20, was later pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital.
Four people died in crashes Saturday.
David G. Daniels, of Lawson, was driving a motorcycle on Missouri Route M in Ray County when he swerved around a vehicle turning into a driveway and hit another vehicle head-on. Daniels, 67, was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.
James H. Goers, of Steelville, was driving a motorcycle on Hickory Road in Crawford County when he drove off the left side of the road. Goers, 62, hit a ditch and flipped over. He was not wearing a helmet and was later pronounced dead at Missouri Baptist Hospital.
A 15-year-old boy from Unionville was riding as a passenger on Missouri Highway 5 in Sullivan County when the driver of the vehicle he was riding in overcorrected.
The vehicle went off the left side of the road and flipped over. The boy was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tucker L. Tollerton, of Hannibal, was driving on Missouri Route M in Ralls County when his vehicle went off the right side of the road. Tollerton, 18, overcorrected as he returned to the road and the vehicle flipped over multiple times before going off the left side of the road.
Tollerton was not wearing a seatbelt and was later pronounced dead at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Three Missourians died in crashes Sunday.
Zachiriah A. Hahn, of Farmington, was a passenger in a vehicle driving on Missouri Highway K in Reynolds County. The driver of the vehicle overcorrected, and the vehicle hit an embankment and flipped.
Hahn, 24, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chanda D. Moffet, of St. James, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on County Road 1140 in Phelps County. The driver lost control and the vehicle went off the right side of the road and flipped.
Moffet, 42, wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Moffet was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bobbie G. Sullivan, of Springfield, was driving on U.S. Highway 65 in Taney County when his vehicle went off the right side of the road. He overcorrected and the vehicle went off the left side of the road, hit a berm and flipped.
Sullivan, 66, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
One person died in a crash on Memorial Day.
Todd K. Nelson, of Amazonia, was driving on Missouri Route T in Andrew County when his vehicle went off the right side of the road, hit a tree and flipped over.
Nelson, 42, was wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.