- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Neighbors in a Wasilla neighborhood where a man was killed in a traffic accident this week have put up signs to warn drivers of road hazards on Knik Goose Bay Road.

KTVA reports (https://is.gd/bZuizd) nearby residents Montana Webb and Hamilton Hut put up the signs Thursday after 24-year-old Dae Poteet died when his truck veered off the road and hit an electric pole.

State transportation department figures show there have been 112 crashes along the first seven miles of the road between 1977 and 2009. Thirty people were killed in those accidents.

Webb and Hut say that if their homemade signs help prevent at least one accident, it’s well worth the effort.

Plans to upgrade the road into a four-lane highway are scheduled to be finalized this year.

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Information from: KTVA-TV, https://www.ktva.com


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