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Repeat Accidents RT. 23 Belfry, Kentucky

By: Dave Benton
By: Dave Benton

Two accidents on the same stretch of road within four hours, that's a problem! 100 crashes in one year on that same stretch of road, that's a serious safety hazard!

We go to a dangerous curve in Belfry, Kentucky where one family's home has been destroyed by two separate vehicle accidents!

PVC pipes look more like they were shot from a bow and arrow than a crash around a curve.
John Maynard says, “There is brick and glass in the house and in the baby's room behind the window.”

John Maynard’s new mobile home and his mother's house are once again the target of flying debris from tractor trailers losing loads on this curve along Route 23.

Tammy Maynard, “They have made no attempt to put up caution lights and drivers not familiar with this area go around too fast.”
Pipes pierced the homes below the road and luckily the Maynard’s son wasn't in bed during the crash. Fragments scattered everywhere.

Eric Logan was behind the wheel of the truck that lost control in the curve.

Eric Logan explains, “The speed limit is 45 mph. Don't know what happened.”

Rexel Jackson, “Speed is the problem.”

Rexel Jackson is a Belfry firefighter and says the speed limit is 40 mph on that stretch of road drivers just need to obey the law to prevent crashes like this from happening again.

The Maynard’s say they still haven't gotten help from their insurance company from the diesel spill that ruined their property 9 months ago. They hope to see the state put up caution lights before the curve in both directions.


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