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Christmas crashes
9:53 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Three people killed on Mo. roads over Christmas

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Fatalities and drunken driving arrests were up this Christmas season, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

From 6 p.m. Friday until just before midnight on Sunday, state troopers investigated 213 crashes, which included two of the three fatalities and 67 injuries. Fifty-six people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Last year, troopers investigated 487 crashes, including one of two fatalities and 122 injuries, and arrested 51 people for impaired driving.

This year's fatalities were:

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Accident on I-70
2:12 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

MoDOT worker hurt after being hit on I-70

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Depicted is the area of Interstate 70 that was closed this morning due to an accident that injured a Missouri Department of Transportation worker.

A Missouri Department of Transportation worker is hospitalized after being struck on Interstate 70 in St. Charles.

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Nixon Car Accident
11:03 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Mo. Gov. Nixon evaluated at hospital following car accident

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been treated and released from a hospital after being involved in a traffic accident.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Nixon was a passenger in a Chevrolet Suburban driven by a patrol trooper that was rear-ended Friday morning in a three-vehicle accident. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 50 in Jefferson City, just a few blocks south of the Capitol.

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New Year's traffic
2:10 pm
Mon January 3, 2011

One MO highway death over New Year's

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It was a safer year for motorists traveling on Missouri roads during the New Year's holiday this year.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced today that it has reports of just one fatality on the roads between 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 11:59 yesterday. Troopers investigated 157 accidents, which also resulted in 70 injuries, and arrested 90 people who were driving drunk.

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accident
9:53 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Tractor trailer accident kills one

Update: As of 1:30 pm, all lanes of traffic on westbouund Interstate 270 across the Chain of Rocks bridge were open. Both eastbound lanes remain closed.

Update: As of 10:45 am, crews had re-opened one lane of Interstate 270 traveling westbound across the Chain of Rocks bridge. All eastbound lanes remain closed.

A man trying to push his disabled car out of traffic on the Chain of Rocks bridge Wednesday morning is dead after being struck by a tractor trailer.

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