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The year 2016 marks the deadliest year on US Highways in almost 10 years, with an estimated 40,000 fatalities.

A recent study conducted by the vehicle tracking company, Geotab, identifies the most dangerous highways in each state, based on fatality rates. In Missouri, the deadliest highway was U.S. 63 Highway, a north-south highway that passes through Columbia and Jefferson City. In Kansas, the study found the deadliest highway was Interstate 70.

Geotab pulls statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, and adjusts the data for average daily traffic counts.

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Climax Springs, Missouri- A report from Missouri Highway Patrol’s, Troop A, states that two trucks and one car, crashed on Highway 7 in Benton County, north of Route AA.

The head-on crash occurred on Sunday, June 26th at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The report states that George Duff, 54, of Sunrise Beach, was the driver of a 1990 Dodge Dakota truck that crossed the center line, traveling northbound, and struck a southbound 2013 Chevrolet Sonic head-on. A third automobile, a 1996 Chevrolet pick up truck, driven by Rachel Ferguson, 42, of Versailles, rear-ended Duff’s pickup.

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Near Belle and Bland Missouri-

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report #160393203, four people were injured in a terrible car crash that happened in Osage County yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 19th, on Missouri Highway 28, about one mile east of Missouri Route NN.

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Marion County, Missouri- 

A head-on collision occurred on U.S. Highway 36, 5 miles east of Monroe City, on Sunday June 12th at about 3:00 p.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 1987 Corvette being driven Gary C. Garner of Monroe City, was eastbound when Garner lost control and entered into oncoming, westbound traffic. Garner’s Corvette collided head-on into a 2013 Toyota Prius, driven by David P. Workman, 54, of Naperville, Illinois.

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June 6, 2016

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a fatal accident caused the death of two passengers from Eldon and injured two others at approximately 11:48 pm on Friday night on US Highway 54 at Walnut Grove Road in Miller County.

One of the drivers was arrested and charged with multiple felonies.

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Crawford County Missouri-

Samantha A. Davis, 18, of Bourbon Missouri, was driving a Moped with passenger, Christopher J. Peters, 24, of Sullivan Missouri. They were westbound on a I-44 north service road, Monday, May 30th, 2016 at about 9:30 p.m.

Kevin D. Sappington, 47, of Leasburg, Missouri was also westbound on the service road, driving a 2002 Saturn L100 Sedan.

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Queen City Missouri-

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a Queen City man is the latest victim of a car crash involving a motorcycle.

Darren L. Garrison, 68, of Queen City MO, was riding his 1993 Harley Davidson shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18th, 2016.

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Butler County Missouri-

The accident occurred at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st, 2016. It happened just west of the Highway 160 and Hwy 67 Intersection in Butler County Missouri.

According the the Missouri State Highway Patrol Report, Ashley N. Hicks, 24, of Poplar Bluff, was driving northbound in a 2012, GMC pickup truck. The report states that Hicks pulled out into the path of Donald Brazel, 38, also of Poplar Bluff, who was driving a 2011 Dodge SUV, eastbound on Highway 160.

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Franklin County, Missouri-

A Missouri Department of Transportation worker, Lyndon D. Ebker, 55, was struck and killed Thursday morning as he worked to clean a bridge in Franklin County. Lyndon Ebker of New Haven, Missouri had worked for MoDOT for more than 30 years. In an interview, Greg Horn, MoDOT’s St. Louis District Engineer, said, “Our hearts are heavy, too. He has lots of friends here and will be missed.”

Mr. Ebker was part of a MoDOT crew, cleaning road salt and other grime off a bridge on Highway 100 near Buchheit Road about 9:15 a.m. when the accident occurred, authorities said. The scene is west of Washington, Missouri.