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Deadly Sharon crash prompts call for road improvement

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SHARON, Pa. - The weekend traffic crash that killed three people including two Sharon High School seniors has renewed a call for steps to improve safety on the portion of West Connelly Boulevard where the crash happened.

The head-on collision occurred on a portion of West Connelly where only yellow lines separate the traffic lanes. Unlike the upper portion of Connelly where concrete barriers separate traffic from Stambaugh Avenue into Hermitage. It's something city council president Victor Heutsche wants the state transportation department to review.

"I've already talked to Scott Andrejchak the city manager, and I'm going to ask him to write a letter to PennDot asking PennDot to review that roadway in terms of putting some sort of barriers between the lanes" Heutsche said.

The council president says PennDot was contacted once before after another double fatality in the same area in 2004.

"An elderly couple slid on ice and slid over into the other lane and they were killed when they were hit by on coming car" said Heutsche.

The greatest benefit of the concrete barriers is preventing vehicles from crossing into oncoming traffic>

The hope is that PennDot will agree to meet and review the city's request.

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