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Wrecks Cause Concern Along Rt. 2

Reported by: Send eMail Dan Matics
Videographer: Dan Matics, Kenney Barnett
Web Producer: Dan Matics
Reported: Dec. 1, 2013 11:27 PM EST

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Lesage , Cabell County , West Virginia

Hundreds of thousands returned home Sunday from their thanksgiving holiday, and as they made the trek people living on one roadway were a little more cautious.

Route 2, in between Huntington and Point Pleasant is known as a very deadly stretch of roadway.

Just Wednesday, one person was killed in a head-on crash, three others were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
In the same area Friday -- another head-on crash with three people rushed to the hospital.

Jeff Browning runs an antique store alongside the well-traveled roadway in the Lesage area. A lot of Browning’s business takes place in the parking lot next to the road. He’s fed up with speeders.

“People are going to do what they want,” Browning said. “A van came traveling down through here and came off the road and almost ran up to my front porch.”

Troopers with West Virginia State Police say they’ve increased road patrols during the holiday season.



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