Warning Device Coming to Troubled Intersection

March 14, 2012 Updated Mar 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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March 14, 2012 Updated Mar 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM EDT

CLARENCE, NY (WKBW) - A flashing red stop light will soon be added to large stop signs at the corner of Strickler and County Roads in Clarence, the town supervisor announced Wednesday.

The intersection has been the site of several fatal accidents including a 2009 crash which claimed the lives of four teenagers.

"(The County) found some money from the State of New York so the taxpayers of Clarence won't have to pay for it. So that's big," said supervisor David Hartzell.

But Hartzell said the new safety device does not go far enough. He would like to see the speed limit changed in the area.

"We'd love to step the speed down to 45 all the way along County Road," he said.

That could happen following a traffic study of the intersection, which he said Erie County will conduct soon.

The county owns and maintains the road.