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Traffic Crashes Remain on the Rise Early in 2021

(Jefferson County) Traffic crashes involving fatal accidents are once again on the rise across the state compared to last year numbers at this time.

With an update on current fatal accidents in the state is Corporal Juston Wheetley with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

So what are some of the factors in why we are seeing an increase in traffic fatalities.

So far in Jefferson County, more than 50 traffic crashes have been reported this year. More than 15 of those accidents resulted in personal injury.

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