More than 70 car accidents reported at dangerous curve - CBS46 News

More than 70 car accidents reported at dangerous curve

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DOUGLASVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

Joshua Murphy, 16, was laid to rest Monday. The high school student was killed last week, in a two car collision on Highway 5 in Douglasville.

Georgia State Patrol investigators said they’re not sure what caused the crash. However, the Georgia Department of Transportation is now looking into the safety of the area.

Neighbors alerted CBS46 to a dangerous curve near the crash site.

CBS46 discovered that there have been numerous accidents on that stretch of highway.  In the last seven years there have been 75 car accidents.

"You can lose control right quick and it's deceiving," said one resident.

After working on this story for several days, CBS46 learned that GDOT officials and Douglas County leaders will meet to take a closer at current signage, speed limits and crashes.

GDOT said a decision should be made after January 1.

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