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posted: 8/26/2013 6:39 AM

Indiana works with truck stop to improve intersection

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Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ind. -- State highway officials are working with the managers of an eastern Indiana truck stop to improve the safety of a stretch of highway near the truck stop's exit.

The second fatal accident at the location in 2 1/2 years prompted a meeting last week between representatives from the Indiana Department of Transportation, Love's Travel Stops, local officials and two state lawmakers.

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Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa says INDOT will be working with local police to collect more traffic data at the area along a stretch of U.S. 35 near the Interstate 70 interchange in Richmond.

Cappa tells the Palladium-Item the agency will also look into possibly adding better lane markings and signage at the intersection.

The truck stop's owners say they're working closely with state highway officials.

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