ODOT plans to address dangerous portion of Highway 20 in Rogers County
ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) -- A deadly crash this morning in Rogers County is just the latest along a dangerous stretch of Highway 20.
It’s no secret that Highway 20 near Keetonville Hill can be challenging for drivers.
Around 6:30 a.m., two vehicles slammed into each other.
“Not quite head on but pretty close,"said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers.
Troopers say a gray sedan swerved into an oncoming truck.
“The vehicle with two occupants, they’re fine, and the single occupant vehicle had the fatality," said troopers.
Troopers aren’t sure why the car swerved.
“I mean, it’s obviously a standard two-lane road with no shoulder, so that does sometimes cause issues," said troopers.
Neighbors around here are fed up with this portion of road, including one guy who’s been cleaning up his front yard after wrecks for more than 25 years.
At one point, Jimmy Weever thought about moving, but it’s his home, dangerous as it may be.
“This is what I've got, and I've learned to deal with it over the last 25 years," said neighbor Weever.
Wednesday’s crash happened right out his front door, just like dozens of others.
“When they top that hill, I’ve seen them doing 80 down my driveway; it’s just ridiculous," said Weever.
ODOT plans on widening a stretch of Highway 20 near Keetonville Hill, moving away from the side of the dangerous hill.
“If the traffic moved over, like I’ve been told, I’d be happy with it," said Weever.
And maybe help save some lives in the future.
ODOT’s plan is part of an 8-year construction project from Franklin to 209th on Highway 20.
A bid for the project is set for 2020.