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Deadly crash sparks changes to a Kentucky road

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

6 weeks after a crash took the life a Jessamine County woman, changes are in store to a road in hopes to cut down on violent collisions.

On May 5th, Valerie Adkins' truck collided with two other vehicles, killing the 35 year old driver.

The accident happened on Chrisman Mill Road, a road Adkins grew up on.

The crash sparked a study by the Kentucky Department of Transportation, looking into ways to make the road safer.

One thing officials noticed was a lack of street signs. Warning signs, route signs, and speed limit signs seemed to missing.

27 NEWSFIRST drove a 6 mile stretch of the road and saw only three signs, all of the signs were "Low Shoulder" signs.

In the six miles we saw no speed limit signs, neither did the Department of Transportation.

A spokesperson says in the coming months they will install 40 signs, including speed limit, curve warnings and others, along Chrisman Mills Road.

Officials say the crash that killed Adkins had nothing to do with a lack of signs.


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