The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports seven people died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m. on Friday, De. 30, 2005 to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006.
During this year’s 78-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 220 traffic crashes, which included 81 injuries and six of the fatalities. The other fatality was investigated by the St. Louis City Police Department. Troopers also arrested 151 people