Union Street and Stony Point Road: Unsafe intersection?

Created: 08/04/2014 11:11 PM WHEC.com
By: Lynette Adams

There were two deadly crashes on the same road, just miles apart on Monday. Neighbors raise concerns about its safety.

The two crashes were not related, but they happened just hours apart. Union Street is where both of those crashes occurred. The first crash happened on Stony Point Road in Ogden around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Three cars were involved in that crash. A 27-year-old woman from Chicago was killed and five others were hurt.

Just three hours later and about six miles south, deputies say 27-year-old Cameron Martin lost control of his car and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

People who live near Union Street and Stony Point Road are still thinking about Monday’s terrible crash. One family says that stretch of Union Street is like a race track.

Sheldon Biren can’t erase the sound of a toddler crying.

Sheldon Biren said, “I thought the baby was in the other car, which was across the street until somebody said you are standing on top of a car and the baby is underneath you.”

Biren says rescuers did get the baby out about an hour later. Twenty seven-year-old Teresa Devlin, of Chicago, died at the hospital.

In the 30 years Biren and his wife have lived here, they say they have seen this far too many times. The Birens say these stop signs are no longer adequate to handle the traffic.

Cheryl Biren said, “I don't run down here anymore. I know it's sad, but I know somebody's called. He usually runs down. I can't do it.”

Zach Biren said, “I remember a lot of the accidents that have happened. They definitely need a stoplight.

Sheldon Biren said, "There have been 10, now 11 deaths on that corner in 30 years.”

Sheldon Biren says things do calm down when police run radar, but he says that is not enough. A stoplight would force people to slow down.

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