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Lingle sends letter to Gov. Mead for safety improvements following fatal hit-and-run

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More than 200 concerned citizens from the small Wyoming town of Lingle have signed a petition seeking major safety improvements following a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a resident.

Mayor Russell Walter has sent a letter to both Governor Matt Mead and Wyoming Department of Transportation Director John Cox addressing Lingle traffic safety issues.

On November 3rd, a driver struck Keith Beers after he was crossing Main Street. The driver fled the scene, and authorities are still searching for the person(s) involved.

In the letter, it states that for years, the citizens and the town council of Lingle have been seriously concerned about the high number of accidents in their small community. Their fears became a reality when the November 3rd accident occurred.

They are asking for rumble strips to be installed on the highway coming into town from the east, as well as a flashing light to alert motorists of the sharp curve.

Mayor Walter concludes his letter by saying that his citizens feel strongly about these safety issues, and would appreciate any assistance both Mead and Cox could provide.

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