Colquitt community wants safer roads after death of young boy

Published: Oct. 30, 2018 at 9:23 PM EDT
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By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News

October 30, 2018

COLQUITT, Ga. (WCTV) -- A deadly accident involving two young brothers on Thigpen Trail now has a community rallying for safer roads.

Rosehill Grocery has been located on Thigpen Trail for more than a decade. From there, many residents can see cars speed by. Much like the driver

, Noah Palmer, just last week.

The loss is causing an upset community to speak up, looking to change the dangerous traffic from ruling their roads.

"Steady accidents up and down this road. Everywhere," said the owner of Rosehill Grocery, Peggy Parker. "At Hamilton School and up here at 37. It's too many out-of-towners traveling this road, even semis, and they're not even supposed to be on this road."

In the last year, Parker says she's seen traffic only get worse, with constant accidents. She says the road lined with farming families is overused as a shortcut for people traveling from I-75 into the Sunshine State.

Residents say they want to see the issue fixed before another bad accident takes another innocent life.