Fatal Accidents Decrease in Mid-Missouri

6 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Monday, January 06 2014 Jan 6, 2014 Monday, January 06, 2014 1:46:00 PM CST January 06, 2014 in News
By: Marie Mandelberg, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Fatal accidents in Boone County decreased from 13 in 2012 to just three in 2013, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Newly released numbers show fatalities in Troop F have decreased by 15 percent over the past year. This is a decrease from 62 in 2012 to 53 in 2013.

Troop F covers most of mid-Missouri, including Boone, Cole, Howard, Miller and Osage counties.

"We will continue to vigorously enforce all traffic laws related to impaired and aggressive driving," said Captain Gregory Kindle, Troop F commanding officer. "Through our education efforts, we will continue emphasizing the importance of wearing a seat belt. Our goal is for fatalities to continue to decrease every year."

Below is the full list of Troop F fatalities by counties. These numbers could change in the event of a death from an accident last year.

County            2012          2013

Audrain             4                2
Boone               13               3
Callaway            4                5
Camden            11               6
Cole                   3                5
Cooper               1               3
Gasconade         7               1
Howard              1                2
Miller                  8              17
Moniteau           3                2
Montgomery      1                3
Morgan              3                3
Osage                3                1  
Total                 62               53

 

 

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