50 crashes have occurred on same stretch of Hwy 99. Can we make it safer?
According to a recent 10-year report, 50 crashes have occurred on the same stretch of Highway 99 that killed 3 people last week.
According to the Bureau of Transportation statistics, the fatality rate for motorists across the US is 2 times greater in rural areas – areas like the stretch of Hwy 99N where 3 Junction City women recently died in a crash.
We spoke with representatives at ODOT to see why those roads are so dangerous.
“One short distraction and you can lose control of your vehicle and be in an unrecoverable situation,” explains ODOT’s David House.
Officials say in this most recent crash, the car went into the opposite lane for unknown reasons – and it’s still under investigation.
“You lose control of