The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that preliminary reports* indicate a decrease in the number of fatalities when comparing figures from 1998 to those in 1999. There were 1,169 fatalities in 1998 traffic crashes. During 1999, there were 1,072 fatalities. That is an eight percent decrease in deaths on Missouri roadways.
“We commend Missouri’s motorists for this decrease in fatalities,” said Colonel Weldon L. Wilhoit, superintendent of the Patrol. “I