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ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
A five-year-old is dead and neighbors who live along a curve on
Highway 44 in Ascension Parish are hoping state officials are paying
attention. They say they've asked for months for safety measures to be
done on the curve.
State troopers say Monday morning, Anthony
Andrews, 30, of Sorrento was driving on LA-44 in a pickup truck when he
missed the curve. Police say he tried to overcorrect and ran off the
road, causing the truck to flip. Makell Andrews, 5, who was not properly
restrained was partially ejected and killed. Resident who live where
the accident happen say that section of road is one they have been
Ascension Parish Councilman Kent Schexnaydre says for years the area has been a problem.
"They've had three wrecks in the last week along here," he said.
say they've had crushed cars in their yards, mailboxes knocked down and
despite asking the state for safety measures - nothing has been done.
Bridget Babin is one of those who's been asking for things like rumble
strips to make drivers pay more attention. She says if something had
been done, it could have prevented a crash two weeks ago.
19-year-old boy that overcorrected, hit a horse trailer with the truck
and was very, very, very injured...had to Lifeflight him from right
here," Babin said. She even took pictures of the teenager's crushed car.
"It's the most horrible thing. When you are inside my house it sound like they are driving in your house," said Babin.
knows about it and we can't get any help over here in this neighborhood
and it's very frustrating," said the councilman. Schexnaydre says years
ago, when he asked the state to do something about the highway, they
repaved it but left little to no shoulder beyond the painted lines.
He says that means most drivers end up crossing the center line in the curve.
Then there's the issue of speed.
"Someone in their infinite wisdom has actually raised the speed limit, from 45 to 55 miles an hour last year," he said.
Now with the death of a child, he and the others who live around the curve say something has to be done.
"How many is too many? This unfortunately, if nothing is done, this won't be the last," Schexnaydre said.
spokesperson from the Department of Transportation say they are in the
process of reviewing potential improvements for Highway 44. One of the
first things will be signage to alert drivers of the curve ahead.
They'll also be meeting with local officials and state police and other
leaders to discuss what other safety enhancements can be done.
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