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Another crash at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ohio 601

Joe Centers • Dec 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

It's a sound Lisa Williams has heard way too many times.

Williams, owner of Tom & Lisa's Gulf Inn at U.S. 20 and Ohio 601, was working Thursday afternoon when she heard a crash.

Two pickup trucks collided at the intersection.

"I was behind the bar when I heard it," she said. "I said 'hear we go again.'"

"This is the second one in the last couple of weeks," Williams said. "This has nothing to do with the weather. They put flashing lights up on the sign but it doesn't help.

"At this time of the day (late afternoon) trucks from R&L are coming in. People try to shoot across the intersection. There are so many people turning at this corner."

Williams said she's probably seen about 25 to 30 accidents at the intersection in the last eight years.

"The year we bought it we had the chemical truck go off the road over there," she said. "During the summer, with the races (at Summit Motorsports Park), there are always people turning here."

Would a stop light help?

"I'd like to see them put in a turning lane," Williams said. "I'd like (for) people (to) take their time and go a little slower. They will get across."

At 3:43 p.m. Thursday, Fred Frisch, 71, of 2210 Zenobia Road, was was traveling north on Ohio 601 in a black Dodge Ram 3,500 when he stopped at the stop sign and then =tried to turn left onto U.S. 20, said Trooper Edwin Lopez Jr. of the state Highway Patrol. Frisch turned in front of Mickel Camp, 30, of 95 Townsend Ave., who was traveling east on U.S. 20 in a gray Ford F 250. Camp struck Frisch in the left rear, Lopez said.

"He said he looked both ways and didn't see anybody coming," Lopez said. "He admitted it was his fault and he will be cited."

Frisch was charged with failure to yield at a stop sign.

Frisch man was alone in the Ford. Camp and two small children were in the Dodge.

No injuries were reported, Lopez said.

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