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City: Springfield Crashes Increase, Fatalities Drop

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The number of traffic crashes is up across Springfield for the first 6 months of the year, but deaths are down, city officials say.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The number of traffic crashes is up across Springfield for the first 6 months of the year, but deaths are down, city officials say.

Springfield's Public Works Department released the January-June figures Tuesday.  They show 7 fatality crashes this year, compared to 13 in the same 6-month period in 2012.
The same report shows 94 more crashes overall and 18 more crashes resulting in injury.  That's a 3 and 2% increase, respectively, city officials say.

Public Works officials also said there are driving conditions in the fall that may contribute to more accidents, including sun flare, fog, early morning dew and frost on the roadway.

The City released this graphic to support the report:




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