Heather Egler is a concerned mother who has lived along Pleasantville Road in Liberty Township for four years.
She’s seen at least five crashes along the road, including the one Sunday morning when Egler and her family were on the front porch.
“We kind of looked over the rail and realized there was a huge accident and me and my mother said we better start running up there, and then we heard the sirens coming,” said Egler.
The Ohio Highway Patrol said Travis Allard, 18 was killed in the crash. The 19-year-old driver Allard was with hit another vehicle head on during an illegal pass, ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS WHO SAY THE CRASH happened at the crest of a steep hill.
On Monday morning, authorities had to respond to another crash in the same area when someone drove through a stop sign. There were only minor injuries, but the OHP said these crashes may mean they need to increase patrols.
According to crash reports obtained by 10TV, of the 21 since 2008, 13 were caused by speeding, improper lane changes and failure to yield.
The rural, winding stretch of road has residents living in fear and hoping law enforcement keeps it close on their radar.
“It's like they have no rules, they know not that many police monitor out here, so they know they can get away with speeding and drag racing. You name it, that's the way it is around here,” added Egler.
The OHP said charges are pending against the 19 year-old driver who caused the crash.
Neither the driver of Allard’s car, nor the driver of the car he hit, was seriously injured.
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