4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

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Two graduates of Missouri State Highway Patrol class assigned to northern Missouri

Captain Clark N. Stratton, commanding officer Troop H, has announced the assignment of two new troopers to North Missouri. The new troopers were members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 109th Recruit Class that graduated from the Patrol Academy on June 26, 2020. The new troopers will report for duty on July 13, 2020. Trooper […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 27 years in prison for trafficking meth with children present in the home

A Monett, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for trafficking methamphetamine at a home with children present. Victor M. De Santiago, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years and four months in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 21, 2019, De Santiago pleaded guilty to one count of […]

Charges Filed

Cameron man who threatened officers with a knife officially charged

A Cameron man accused of threatening law enforcement with a knife and running from law enforcement at Hamilton faces charges in Caldwell County. Online court information shows 34 year old William Patrick Vessar has been charged with felony resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony and two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree assault—special […]

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Independence man facing multiple charges after crashing on I-35

A man from Independence was injured Monday afternoon when the car he was driving left Interstate 35 and overturned multiple times in Daviess County. The driver has been accused of several potential charges. The crash occurred at 3:50 pm Monday approximately 13 miles north of Cameron when 27-year-old Levi Williams received serious injuries. He was […]

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Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Fatal Crash

One dead in single-vehicle crash in Nodaway County; driver arrested on DWI

The driver was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a passenger was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident in rural Nodaway County. Thirty-seven-year-old Neil Minor of Tarkio was ejected from the overturning car and died at the scene of the crash three miles west of Maryville. Minor was a passenger in a car driven by 31-year-old Elizabeth Merriett […]

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Four injured in crash on Highway 169; driver arrested on multitude of allegations

Four people were injured, including two children, in the collision of two vehicles Sunday afternoon one mile to the north of Gower. The Clinton county accident happened at the junction of Highway 169 and Route Double-V at 3:25 pm. One driver was arrested following an investigation. Forty-one-year-old Matthew Schmidt received minor injuries and 37-year-old Elizabeth […]