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INDOT investigates dangerous intersection in Spencer County

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ROCKPORT, IN (WFIE) -

Residents in Reo and Rockport are calling for a change at the intersection of State Road 66 and Orchard Road to make the area safer for drivers.

That intersection is where a South Spencer County High School student was killed earlier in the month.

Just two-and-a-half weeks after Jacob Hamilton was killed at that intersection, making the intersection a safer place for everyone has become a focal point for the Spencer County Commissioners as they ask INDOT to make some changes.

The county's Highway Engineer, Tara Lloyd has taken the commissioners' proposal to INDOT, that a stop light be installed at the intersection and that speed limits on that section of SR-66 be reduced from 50mph to 35mph.

A caution light stands at the intersection right now, but Al Logsdon believes it's not enough to ensure driver safety.

As the former principal of the school, Logsdon says he's seen several near-misses and accidents at that intersection and he says the area should be labeled a school zone.

"Some type of signage that would make people aware of the dangerous children entering and exiting and all drivers entering and exiting this dangerous intersection would be appreciated," says Logsdon. "I'm not an engineer, I'm just using common sense."

INDOT says they've just begun to investigate the intersection, so they can't speculate on exactly what might go in there or when that might happen.

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