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Recent Accidents on Husky Highway Cause Concern
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on June 25, 2013 @ 2:16PM
Created on June 24, 2013 @ 7:57PM

Within the past week there has been a high number of accidents on one stretch of highway in Marion County. Whether is was speed or distracted driving, these accident's have been a cause of concern.

Neighbors say this is nothing new to them, and they are just waiting for a car to end up in their front yards. "We live right near the double line, and we have seen cars passing the big trucks, the 18 wheelers, or whatever, and I think speed is a big factor to it." said Barbra Mundell, a Marion County resident.

"There's no consideration of others. I've even gone to the mailbox and had a couple close calls, people almost hitting me. So we really have to be careful." said Mundell's son Donald.

Husky Highway is one of the most heavily driven roadways in Marion County. Constantly being traveled by drivers, including coal and semi trucks.

"In fact it is the most heavily driven road in Marion County. It has anywhere from 15,000 cars a day to 29,000 cars a day. said Michael Roncone, with the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

This alone has local law enforcement out on constant watch of that stretch of highway.

"I mean there are going to be accidents. Some involve speed, others involve distracted driving, and just people not paying attention to the
roads." said Deputy Jeanette Williamson, with the Marion County Sheriffs' Department.

If anything WVDOT want's everyone traveling on the roads to remain safe during their summer travels.

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