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9:42 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Mo. traffic fatalities at lowest point since 1947

Credit Dreamstime

Last year was the safest on Missouri roads in more than six decades.

Preliminary figures released Thursday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that 741 people died in traffic crashes in 2013.

Patrol Capt. Tim Hull says that's the lowest number since 683 people died on Missouri roads in 1947.

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