Highway Crews Lower Speed Limit Following a Deadly Motorcycle Accident

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A cross and bouquet of flowers now flutters the wind along County Road KK and State Park Road in the Town of Harrison, serving a memorial for Kimberly Anderson who lost here life there. 

The community is responding after the motorcycle-bicycle crash on Sunday.

Those who live around the intersection have witnessed many accidents here over the years, and they say the road can be dangerous.

“There are a lot of bikers up and down this road, the park is over there, families, and people also speeding,” said Trevor Jones, who lives nearby. “The road also has the right turn lanes so people try to go around traffic as they’re turning, and people don’t see them.”

“I have witnessed accidents, large fender benders, crunches, rear enders,” said Mike Van Lanen. “It’s just a matter of time that we are going to have yet another incident like we had this passed week.”
 
Van Lanen owns the storage units next to the intersection and says speed is a huge problem along Highway KK.

Local 5 was there as the 55 mile per hour speed limit was dropped to 45 miles per hour Wednesday morning.

Residents who live nearby say changes are needed to increase safety, and this is certainly a step in the right direction.

“I think just keeping it lower will be better, people will still go over the speed limit, but I think lowering it 10 miles per hour will help,” said Max Jones.

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