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JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI –

Fatalities caused by drivers on Missouri highways have officially hit a 3 year low for the holiday weekend.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, only three people died in crashes on Missouri roadways this year. In 2015 there were 8 deaths and in 2016 there were 13 deaths on Missouri highways over the same holiday weekend.

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Columbia, Missouri -The entire nation benefited from lower gas prices in 2015 and Missouri was no exception.

According to a Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the lower gas prices had a direct impact in our states higher death totals resulting from car crashes.

Missouri gasoline prices averaged $1.67 per gallon in 2015. These were among some of the lowest prices for gas in the nation. Missouri roadway deaths were 853 in 2015. This was an increase of nearly 11.5% from the previous year. Many believe, lower gasoline prices contribute to more people on Missouri highways, more often.