ELKHART – It’s been an ongoing source of concern for many who drive and live near a dangerous stretch of road just north of Elkhart and near Simonton Lake.
In the last eight years, there have been 103 traffic accidents and 25 of those accidents were with injuries on State Road 19 near the lake. Three people have died in those accidents in the last 17 months.
A plan is now in the works to hopefully make the road safer.
Cam Snyder, who lives near the curvy stretch of State Road 19 and also runs the Lakeshore Grill, feels something should be done.
“This area has been a concern for a number of years,” said Snyder.
He feels speed, along with the curves, has played a role with the ongoing.
“Going back 50 years, there's been numerous accidents,” said Snyder. “There’s been handful of fatalities.”
Just up the road, Merle Anderson runs Pete’s Simonton Lake Tavern by the highway.