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Three wrecks occurred in May at an intersection off U.S. Highway 27 where locals have maintained a traffic signal is needed.

The intersection — where U.S. 27, Twin Cedars Road and Lee Clarkson Road meet — is technically in a small Catoosa County portion of Chickamauga.

In June 2015 a LaFayette man was fatally injured and Ringgold girl was injured when their motorcycle crashed into a vehicle in Catoosa County.

The latest wreck to occur at the intersection happened May 31. About 7:30 p.m. a woman driving a GMC Terrain SLE failed to yield as she was coming from Twin Cedars Road to Lee Clarkson Road and collided in a T-bone fashion with a man driving a 1998 GMC pickup truck as he was heading south on U.S. Highway 27.

On May 26 a woman was driving along U.S. Highway 27 and another vehicle collided with her coming from Twin Cedars Road.

On May 17 two people were injured and transported to an area hospital after a driver failed to yield and the two vehicles collided in a T-bone fashion. Both received non-life threatening injuries.

Catoosa County officials have said they are waiting on rights-of-way acquisition to move forward with plans to install a signal at the intersection.

Josh O'Bryant is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He can be reached at the Walker County Messenger office at 706-638-1859 and by email at jobryant@npco.com.

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