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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA -

An accident on Effingham County roads has left one woman dead, and a driver potentially facing charges.

It happened at the intersection of Midland Road and Blue Jay road about 8:30 Friday morning.

That's in Guyton.

Sheriff's tell News 3 the driver of the truck ran the stop sign on Blue Jay and hit the car as it passed by on Midland.

The car's driver,  49 year old Peggy Prevaux of Guyton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the tractor trailer driver could face charges.

This is an all too familiar scene for folks in that area, especially at or near that intersection.

A dozen or more serious or deadly accident along Midland Road in the past few years.

It's a trend Effingham County Sheriff's are trying to figure out how to stop and neighbors are scared will hit their family next.

Sara Berry loves to let her kids run around in the yard.

But this game of chase comes with rules.

"The bird bath, our kids can't ride their bikes past that," points out Sara. "Anything further they can't do."

That's because just a few yards away are Midland and Blue Jay roads, and drivers who speed by.

"All the time at this corner right here you can hear them squealing tires going around the thing," explains Berry. "It's really dangerous. It's really scary because if anything happened to my children, I don't know what I'd do."

"I tell her to avoid this road. It's dangerous," said Daniel Johnson. "There are a lot of kids dying out here because of car accidents."

That's the warning Daniel Johnson has given to his 16 year old new driver about Midland road.  

"All you see is a flashing light. If you are going down here at 55-60 mph and there's a car in front or something, you can't stop," said Johnson.

"A caution light doesn't do anything, and doesn't slow anyone down," said Sara.

That caution light, a stop sign, and a 35 mile per hour speed limit are supposed to help slow down traffic and stop crashes.  But even Effingham County Sheriff's admit it may not be enough.

"We've taken some proactive measures as far as reducing the speed and putting some traffic enforcement here," explained David Ehsanipoor of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department. "We've seen a decrease in crashes at this intersection, but it's a bad one. If a crash happens here it's usually a pretty bad one."

Bad crashes, and a lot of worries for Sara, Daniel and everyone else in the area.

They want a change, and agree what it should be.

"A light. A light would slow everyone down," said Sara. "And more patrols. If people actually knew cops were going through here they'd slow down."

"Maybe that will help. Maybe they will slow down and then see what happens," hopes Johnson.

Effingham County Sheriff's tell News 3 that they are looking into possible solutions or more safeguards.

Among those, rumble strips, more signage, and yes, potentially a traffic light.

But they say the best way to keep folks alive and safe?

Obey the rules of the road, and slow down.

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