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Lee Co. has Highway 82 crash concerns


 Lee County Sheriff's officials are concerned about a growing number of wrecks on Highway 82 just north of the Dougherty County line.     

There were three crashes in just a few hours Tuesday on a one-mile stretch from Ledo Road to North Doublegate Road.      

Three people were hurt in this crash which deputies say was caused by a driver doing a U-turn in a 45 mile an hour speed zone.      

Deputies urge people to slow down because of increased traffic. "People need to be more concerned with the traffic laws and the signs.  We have people who are making u-turns in areas that should not be making u-turns coming off Ledo onto Highway 82," said Sheriff's  Major Keith Houston.

The speed limit was lowered in that area not long ago, but deputies say more traffic is leading to more crashes.



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