It was a deadly holiday weekend on Missouri’s roads. There were thirteen deaths and 160 injuries recording in the Labor Day weekend counting period which began at 6 o’clock Friday night and ended at midnight Monday night. The State Highway Patrol’s Captain Tim Hull says too many of the deaths had a common thread: not buckling seatbelts. The Patrol investigated 309 crashes with 160 injuries and stopped 172 drunk drivers – about the same numbers as a year ago. He says while the numbers were higher this year, the state has seen an overall decrease in deaths for the year-to-date of about 18 percent compared to the same time a year ago.
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