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A Murray State University student was killed Tuesday evening in a collision involving multiple vehicles in southern Illinois. 

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A state law enforcement official says a declining fatality rate in Kentucky can be attributed to a number of factors. 

Kentucky State Police Spokesman Michael Webb says car design improvements, safe driving education and awareness efforts, and enforcement have all helped as the number of deaths on state highways has fallen. 

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Tennessee transportation officials are using message boards across the state to try to curb the number of traffic fatalities.

Kentucky made it through the New Year holiday without any highway fatalities. Kentucky State Police say seven people died in seven separate crashes between Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, but preliminary statistics show none of those occurred during the New Year’s holiday. That time period ran from 6 p.m. Dec. 28 through New Year’s Day.

A review of last week's traffic fatalities across the Commonwealth showed none of the victims were in cars. Kentucky State Police officials said six people were killed in traffic, four on motorcycles.