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Changes coming to deadly stretch of Logmill Road

Friday - 5/20/2011, 1:41pm  ET

HAYMARKET, Va. - Prince William County officials say a deadly stretch of Logmill Road will be flattened to help prevent future accidents.

The plans were announced just days after Kendra Tucker, 15, of Gainesville, Va., was killed, and four other teenagers were hurt after a single-car accident on that stretch of the road.

Neighbors say the road is dangerous because there is no shoulder and tall hills prevent drivers from seeing oncoming traffic. At lease seven young people have been killed on a stretch of Logmill Road since 2000.

The News & Messenger reports VDOT was requesting the funding for the project more than a year ago, but the plan will be expedited.

The money for the project will come from the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program. If everything goes as planned, the changes should be completed by November 2012.

A memorial service is planned at 2pm Saturday for Tucker.

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