Deadly wreck raises questions about intersection’s safety


HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — After a deadly wreck in Hampstead over the weekend, questions are being raised about the safety of the road it happened on. Folks told us they are concerned about the speed limit in this part of Highway 17 not being enforced.

They say this isn’t the first wreck they’ve seen happen at this intersection. In fact some folks we talked with said this intersection has been an issue for years. Though people we have different thoughts on how to deal with traffic issues here.

“It’s dangerous. The whole Hampstead is all dangerous now. There’s too much traffic and nowhere for it to go. One road in and one road out,” said Tammy Allen who lives near by.

“I think that the intersection in general is safe, but whenever you have someone that isn’t paying attention, whether they are at an intersection or not, they’re probably gonna cause problems,” said Courtney Kaefer.

Folks say they’re wondering what will happen next at this intersection unless something is changed.

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