(Pasco, WA) -- The Washington State Patrol says they had a very challenging holiday season, responding to dozens of crashes over the Thanksgiving week. According to State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson, authorities recorded 63 crashes on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving alone. Much of that was due to the freezing rain the area saw on that day. This includes one deadly crash along the 182 Freeway in Richland.

Thanksgiving Day Itself Was Not Quiet

According to the State Patrol, authorities responded to 26 crashes on the actual holiday. On Saturday morning, the force dealt with freezing rain on the 82 Freeway south of the Tri-Cities. Trooper Thorson describes the holiday in total as "busy." That's primarily thanks to what they call "uncooperative weather." He adds that while 63 crashes in a day is high, it's also typical due to freezing rain.

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.


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