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May 30, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Coffey

Memorial Weekend accidents up statewide

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports seven people lost their lives on Missouri's Roads and Highways during the Memorial Day Weekend holiday.

None of those accidents took place in Northwest Missouri with the fatalities recorded south of I-70. The Missouri Highway Patrol investigated 232 traffic crashes resulting in 95 injured during the three day counting period which began Friday at 6 pm and concluded Monday night at 11:59 pm. There were no boating fatalities this year although troopers investigated 14 boating crashes involving six injuries.