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Council urges stoplights for dangerous highway

3 years 1 month 1 week ago September 11, 2013 Sep 11, 2013 Wednesday, September 11 2013 September 11, 2013 6:34 AM in News

THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Parish Council is calling for stoplights at intersections of La. 3235 after seven fatal crashes in a little more than a year, including one on Monday in which two people were killed.

The council unanimously passed a measure Tuesday to request the state Department of Transportation and Development to install stoplights at La. 3235 and the Larose Connection/West 15th Street and La. 3235 and the Cote Blanche Connection/West 54th Street.

On Monday, 71-year-old Steven Bourg, of Larose, and his passenger, 63-year-old Patricia Farmer, of Galliano, were killed when Bourg ran a stop sign and pulled into the path of an oncoming truck.

Councilman Jerry Lafont said Monday's fatal wreck coupled with a Tuesday accident near the Larose Wal-Mart motivated him to author the measure.

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