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Neighbors concerned about deadly turn on east side road

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An accident that killed an Evansville teenager over the weekend has some Tri-State residents concerned about a local road. 

18-year-old Parker Hertel died early Saturday morning after he lost control of his car approaching a sharp turn on Fickas Road.

Parker was heading towards Green River and was trying to make a sharp curve when he crashed into a nearby utility pole.

Neighbors tell 14 News that this is the second fatal accident that's happened in the spot. They says several years ago another man hit the same pole and died after trying to make the turn. 

Officials believe speed may have played a role in Hertel's death. 

But people living nearby say speeding or not, they believe the road is very dangerous and think something needs to be done to prevent accidents of any kind from happening here. 

"They probably should have maybe a sign down there further, flashing lights, telling it's a dangerous curve. Which it is a dangerous curve. Two people's died, and lucky the other two didn't die with them," says Joe Jones, who lives near the curve.

Some say the road is well lit and not often traveled, but they still believe regardless, the curve is risky, especially for those unfamiliar with it.

Police say the two other people in Hertel's car during the accident survived. Hertel died of internal injuries. 

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