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Morning wreck causes traffic delays in Lee Co.

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –  Lee County A wreck at a dangerous intersection created a headache for morning commuters and brought to light a problem many Lee Countians have wanted solved for years. 

43-year-old Stephen Rogers turned off Century Road onto Highway 19 and into the path of a pickup truck.

33-year-old Leila Brown of Leesburg was driving the pick up truck. Both drivers were taken to a hospital. People who live in the area say the intersection needs a traffic light. 

"If you take this road early in the morning coming to work, it's a nightmare getting through here. People are trying to get on, people are trying to get off, and I don't think anybody observes the speed limit. It's really dangerous," said commuter Richard Etchells.

The DOT says a traffic light can't be put at that intersection because it's on a hill, and would create an even bigger hazard.

 

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