ISP: 118 Crashes, 5 Deaths, 29 OWI Arrests Over Holiday Weekend

ISPshieldNorthwest Iowa — As predicted, more motorists were out on roads here in northwest Iowa, and statewide, over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Possibly more than at any time in history.

Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Nate Ludwig says there were several factors that led to congestion on Iowa’s roads, led by people headed home to see family.

Ludwig says the Patrol covered over a-hundred crashes and made more than two dozen OWI arrests over the weekend.

Five people were killed in those crashes. There have now been 359 traffic fatalities in Iowa this year. That is an increase of 72 deaths over 2015, with a little over a month left in 2016.

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