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Missouri Highway Patrol Says 10 People Died On The State's Roads Over The Thanksgiving Holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died on the state’s roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday period, which ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.

One of the fatalities occurred in Springfield on Thanksgiving Day.  Fifty-two-year-old Daniel Roberts of Republic was a passenger in a vehicle that was turning left off of Glenstone into a parking lot and was struck by another vehicle. The driver of Roberts' vehicle sustained injuries, and the driver and a passenger of the other vehicle were injured.  One person in that vehicle was not injured.

The patrol investigated 321 crashes, and there were 72 injuries.  They made 100 DWI arrests and 78 drug arrests.

During the same period last year, seven people died on Missouri roads.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.