Troop B in Missouri had a sharp decline in traffic fatalities in 2003. Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, made the announcement, stating that preliminary totals indicate Troop B recorded 27 fatalities during 2013, which is a 29% decrease from the 38 fatalities that occurred in 2012. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol

"I am pleased about the reduction of traffic fatalities and crashes statewide and in the Troop B area," stated Captain Wilt. "Traffic fatalities are preventable. The Patrol urges motorists to do their part by driving safely and making sure everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seat belt. We are committed to further reducing the number of fatalities that occur on our highways."

Preliminary statewide statistics indicate Missouri traffic deaths also dropped from 826 fatalities in 2012 to 744 fatalities in 2013. In addition, the total number of traffic crashes decreased statewide.