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Dodson wants flashing light on road
Says we need a light at the dangerous intersection
The intersection of Old Rock Island Road and Sparta Highway has collected its share of deaths. Pictured is a collision between a mini van and 18-wheeler that killed the 32-year-old driver of the mini van on April 15, 2013.
Jason Dodson is tired of responding to high-speed crashes on Sparta Highway at its intersection with Old Rock Island Road.Dodson has been trying for years to get a flashing caution light placed at that intersection, but his efforts have been fruitless. In the wake of Wednesday’s crash that claimed two more lives, Dodson is renewing his push.“How many people have to die there before something is done?” asked Dodson, the 7th District constable who serves the Rock Island area. “I can’t tell you how many wrecks I’ve worked at that very same intersection.