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Authorities identify man killed in Saturday night accident

Authorities identify man killed in Saturday night accident

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An accident in Perry County Saturday evening has left one person dead and two injured.

14 News spoke to residents who live near the intersection of State Road 37 and State Road 237, and say they are all too familiar with the sound of sirens.

That accident happened just before 7:00 p.m. Saturday, when two vehicles collided.

Nineteen-year-old Wesley Rudd, a 2012 Perry Central graduate, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Helana Bowman of Owensboro, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital.

The driver of the second vehicle, Tell City resident Betty Rothgerber was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

Residents that live in the area around that intersection say, all too often, they hear sirens and helicopters because of serious accidents. They say people go faster than the posted 55 mile per hour speed limit and don't come to a complete stop when turning on to highway 37.

After a fatal accident killed Chris Cronin in 2005, the county installed flashing red and yellow lights, but residents say that's not enough, and want changes.

"Reduced speed, a light, or something, people don't pay attention to flashing lights, but they see the red, yellow, green, then they pay attention to that. So, I think a light would be a good thing," said Perry County resident Burke Etienne.

Perry Central teachers tell us Wes graduated in June, and that he was a good student who was always happy.

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