Woodford Co. Road One of Deadliest in Central Kentucky

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Updated: 1/23 5:50 pm
Versailles Police say a three mile stretch of road in Woodford County has claimed the lives of more than a dozen in the past decade, and claimed one more Tuesday night.

Police say  Deborah McIntosh, 51, was only a quarter mile from her home when she lost control of her car and hit a tree.

Authorities say the road was covered in snow. The Woodford County Coroner says McIntosh died on the scene.

Police say many of the accidents on Dry Ridge are from people driving recklessly, jumping their cars on the hills and hugging the sharp turns way too fast.

Carl Sumner who has lived on Dry Ridge Road for 30 years, says on average cars go 65 to 70 miles per hour.

He says he was once run off the road by a van going about 80 mph. He says that van crashed a half mile down the road, killing five people.

Officials in Woodford County say they have lowered the speed limit from 55 to 45. They also looked into trying to lower some of the hills but say there is an underground cave system in the area and run the risk of collapsing the road.



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