Victims' Family, Neighbors Want Changes to "The Devil's Triangle" - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

01/01/08

Victims' Family, Neighbors Want Changes to "The Devil's Triangle"

Those gathered Tuesday paused in prayer to hope the latest lives lost here could somehow be the last. Those gathered Tuesday paused in prayer to hope the latest lives lost here could somehow be the last.
The latest wreck happened at Highway 46 and Nevil- Denmark Road. The latest wreck happened at Highway 46 and Nevil- Denmark Road.
From WTOC file video of the wreck itself. From WTOC file video of the wreck itself.

NEVILS, GA--The deaths of a father and son December 27 (Father and Son Killed in Wreck) have sparked new efforts to change the intersection where they died. It happened at Highway 46 and Nevils-Denmark Road. Those who live there say they see crashes like it on a weekly basis.  

On a cold New Year's Day, Seibel Scott sat by the road to grieve for her son and grandson.

"I just wanted to see where they got killed at and put some crosses here," she said through tears.

Her son, Warnell Sapp, and his 8-year-old son, Thomas, died when Sapp pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer. This morning, loved ones found debris from his car layered on the wreckage from other crashes.

"There have been other grandmothers to lose children and grandchildren here like I have," she added.

Living at the corner most of her life, Donna DeLoach has witnessed death on her doorstep over and over.

"When you hear the brakes squeal, you grab the phone and call 911 and you rush to see if you can help somebody," DeLoach detailed.

Just one mile away, drivers face two more dangerous intersections at the crossings of Nevils-Denmark and Highway 67 and at Highway 46 and Highway 67. Donna and others have named the area between the three "The Devil's Triangle."

Local firefighters came out Tuesday to again push for something to be done to make the crossing safer. Donna thinks a caution light might alert drivers who miss the stop sign.

"I don't care if it flashes in my yard every day if it could stop what happened Thursday," DeLoach said.

Those gathered Tuesday paused in prayer to hope the latest lives lost here could somehow be the last.

Bulloch County commissioners could ask the state to review the crossing. Two years ago, the Department of Transportation modified the crossing at Highways 46 and 67.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com 

Powered by Frankly