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MO Patrol says highway related deaths are down

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The Missouri Highway Patrol says traffic related deaths are down in the state.

There have been 713 road related deaths in 2014. There were 757 deaths in 2013, the lowest total deaths dating back to 1949.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says a number of things have caused death numbers to go down.

That includes a trooper on the road every 20 miles, cable barriers, MoDOT making better and safer roads and first responders keeping people alive.

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