Huntsville Police have begun a new "zero tolerance" policy towards speeding drivers and distracted driving on Cecil Ashburn following another deadly wreck on that stretch of mountain road.
The new policy comes the day after a 22-year-old Huntsville man was killed in a head on crash on the stretch of road. Police say the victim was Arael Hernandez-Roblero. This is the same place where a wreck claimed the lives of two young women last December. Andrea Morrow and Britney Mowry died in that crash. Andrea’s twin sister, Amber, was critically injured. She came home in March after spending months of rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.
On WHNT News 19′s Facebook Page, people recounted their own traffic incidents on the same stretch of road.
Some suggest a traffic light to force people to slow down, while others say the guard rail and high brush block the view and should be trimmed.
City officials said the road is safe and believe it is drivers not following posted speed limits that are responsible for the high number of incidents. They applaud the police department's increased patrols and recently installed flashing signs.
In January, WHNT News 19′s Steve Johnson took action to highlight the dangerous stretch of road in a “Driving You Crazy” report. He discussed the situation with city officials. No action has been taken as of yet.