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GSP troopers warn of dangerous intersection

This was the scene of the crash this morning. (Source: WALB) This was the scene of the crash this morning. (Source: WALB)
The intersection has been the site of fatal crashes. (Source: WALB) The intersection has been the site of fatal crashes. (Source: WALB)
Trooper John Vanlandingham said the crashes need to stop. (Source: WALB) Trooper John Vanlandingham said the crashes need to stop. (Source: WALB)
The speed limit on Highway 300 is 65 miles per hour. (Source: WALB) The speed limit on Highway 300 is 65 miles per hour. (Source: WALB)
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

Georgia State Patrol troopers are warning drivers to take caution at a dangerous intersection. 

This comes after a Worth County crash left a passenger in critical condition. 

It happened Wednesday morning at the intersection of Highway 300 and 32. 

State Patrol officers and ambulances were at the intersection for the third time in less than two months. 

MORE: Update: Highway 300 wreck results in critical injury

Two of those accidents were fatal.

"Any death at all is too much," said Georgia State Patrol Trooper John Vanlandingham. 

Since February 1st the intersection at Highway 32 and 300 in Worth County has left two dead and one in critical condition. 

"Your life is more important than waiting an extra 20 seconds for traffic to clear before you enter an intersection," said Vanlandingham. 

 GSP troopers have been asking the question of why the crashes are happening. 

"People are not paying attention when they arrive at that intersection," explained Vanlandingham.

On Highway 300, the speed limit is 65 miles an hour. This morning the minivan was crossing Highway 300 when the pickup truck hit the passenger side. Troopers believe the van either didn't yield, or tried to pull out too early. 

"What they're doing, we are finding in our investigations is they are coming to a stop looking both ways we hope, we have no proof on that, but then they are entering the intersection into the path of oncoming vehicles," said Vanlandingham.

Troopers believe many crashes starts with distracted driving. Despite the warning signals on the road, they said people just aren't paying attention. 

"Distracted driving right now is probably right up there with people driving under the influence," said Vanlandingham.

There were other people in this van this morning. Although there haven't been any deaths,troopers say the crash should serve as a warning.The next time you hit the road, think about the consequences and stay focused on your driving. 

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