Homeowner warns drivers of deadly intersection - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Homeowner warns drivers of deadly intersection

For months now, Stephanie Hightower has been on a mission. The Richland County homeowners say something needs to be done to make the intersection Monticello Road and Camp Ground Road safer. (Source: WIS) For months now, Stephanie Hightower has been on a mission. The Richland County homeowners say something needs to be done to make the intersection Monticello Road and Camp Ground Road safer. (Source: WIS)
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

For months now, Stephanie Hightower has been on a mission. The Richland County homeowners say something needs to be done to make the intersection Monticello Road and Camp Ground Road safer.

"I've contacted the highway department, the ombudsman's office, any local agency I could think of, and they all say there's no need for anything else up here,” she said.

Hightower said a hill on Camp Ground is the problem.

"When you're coming to the stop sign, you're actually going up a hill and curving around to the right, so when you are coming up the hill you do not see the intersection at all,” she said. “It just looks like the road keeps going straight, and when you come around the curb you don't see the stop sign until the last minute."

In other words, she believes it's a stop that's easy to run.

"Even if you were to run the stop sign the people on Monticello Road are flying through here,” said Hightower. “They're not going to have any way to stop."

Just last week, troopers say a driver ran this stop sign, which caused a fiery crash that killed a truck driver who swerved to avoid colliding.

"The 18-wheeler flipped upside-down and over completely and landed in the trees,” Hightower explained.

Preliminary highway stats show there were five other crashes in this area since 2012. One in 2014 was fatal. Another in 2016 caused injuries. Hightower said that doesn't account for near misses.

"When we're inside watching TV sometimes, you can hear tires locking down,” she said.

As she waits for a more permanent solution, Hightower has put up a temporary one.

She’s erected a makeshift cardboard stop sign on Camp Ground Road.

"My daughter makes signs at work, and I asked her to make a stop sign, and we put it where the curb begins,” she said. “If nobody steals it, I hope it will help."

Hightower said she's not asking for a traffic light or anything extreme. She thinks rumble strips or a flashing warning light would do the job.

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • 'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:20:32 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:15:42 GMT
    (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their...More >>
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.More >>
  • S. Korea: Joint US drills suspended to aid talks with North

    S. Korea: Joint US drills suspended to aid talks with North

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:50 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:50:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:14:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A photo showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed as a member of People's Democratic Party stands to oppose military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S....(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A photo showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed as a member of People's Democratic Party stands to oppose military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S....

    South Korea says a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea.

    More >>

    South Korea says a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea.

    More >>
  • New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

    New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:10:31 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:14:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Tr...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Tr...

    Calls are mounting for President Trump to end family separations at the border ahead of a meeting with House Republicans.

    More >>

    Calls are mounting for President Trump to end family separations at the border ahead of a meeting with House Republicans.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly