RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Wayne County officials are asking lawmakers and state transportation leaders to address problems at an intersection near a truck stop where two people have died since 2011.
A 25-year-old Economy man died in July after he lost control of his vehicle, spun across the median and struck a northbound semitrailer. A Williamsburg man died in January 2011 when his pickup was crushed between two semis in the same area.
Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa tells the Palladium-Item both cases stem from slow-moving semis that turned in front of vehicles on the busy highway.
Police have stepped up patrols in the area and have routinely ticketed drivers who fail to obey traffic laws. That includes semi drivers who pull out in front of faster-moving vehicles on U.S. 35.
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