Thousands call for improvements to Fairfax Co. road where two girls died

More than 8,000 people have signed a petition calling for improved safety on Lee Chapel Road in Fairfax County, where two South County High School students died this week.

Now there are more than 8 thousand people signed a petition calling for improved security on Lee Chapel Road in Fairfax County, Virginia, after two South County High School students were killed in a crash this week.

A third is still fighting for her life after a one-car crash Tuesday night.



Those who have signed an online petition are calling for action on the roadway where several people have died.

Three people have died in crashes on the roads in the past 10 years, and there have been 200 other crashes, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity, who represents the district where the crash occurred, previously tried to get the state to make improvements and said he is doing so again urgently.

“I’m trying to make sure we take a hard look at what we can do, even if it’s a short-term fix, like a hill descent, signs or rumble strips,” Herrity said.

In the long term, he said, he wants the state to eliminate the hills and curves at Lee’s Chapel and add curbs and sidewalks.

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