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Holiday Travel Puts More on Highways; Fatalities High in MO for 2018

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Two Cassville, Missouri  residents were involved in a crash on  Rocklahoma, private property  near Pryor, Oklahoma.
Shannon and Tonya Shaw of Cassville crashed a truck Friday. Tonya suffered head injuries. That crash is under investigation by the Oklahoma highway patrol. 

Roads are busy with holiday travelers which often means crashes and injuries or deaths during the extended holiday weekend.. 
Missouri highway patrol reports 309 fatalities so far in 2018. There were 328 in all of 2017.  The 'click it or ticket campaign' is underway now. Six out of ten people killed in Missouri traffic crashes were unbuckled. 
And the Memorial day weekend is also known for impaired drivers. Joplin police found a male driver Saturday night at 20th and Connecticut  driving while intoxicated and hitting things with his car.
 

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