Sheriff asks to lower speed limit in area where Spanish died

The sheriff of the county of South Florida where four Spaniards perished this week in a traffic accident urged the state’s Transportation authorities to reduce the speed limit and prohibit overtaking in that area of ​​the Cayos highway, a report said today. local medium.

According to the digital newspaper Flkeysnews, Rick Ramsay, sheriff of Monroe County, demanded that measure for the section of the US1 national highway that goes from mile 77.5 to 80, in Islamorada Cay.

In that stretch died four Spanish tourists on Monday who were driving in a Nissan Rogue, which was hit from behind by a cargo vehicle when apparently trying to make a turn and as a result of the collision was moved to the lane in the opposite direction, where it collided with another vehicle.

The sheriff, who called the accident “horrific”, underlined in his petition to the Department of Transportation that this is “the deadliest strip” of the busy and tourist road of the Cayos, with only one lane per direction.

According to the newspaper, Ramsay called Jim Wolfe, secretary of District 6 of the Florida Department of Transportation, the day after the accident, to lower the speed limit from 55 to 45 miles per hour (88.5 to 72.4 km). / h) and prohibit overtaking in that area.

The sheriff said that Wolfe undertook to study his request and respond to him in 30 days, instead of the usual 90 days, due to “the seriousness of the accident”, a deadline that Ramsay thought was still too long, according to the newspaper.

“It’s an easy thing to solve, all you need to do is change a few signs and stripes on the road,” Ramsay said.

The Mallorcan Teresa Sánchez Quetglas, 30; María López-Bermejo Roselló, 31, and Margarita Cortés-Pardo, 31, and Córdoba-born Ana Gaitán Díaz, 31, died at the scene of the accident, according to a police report to which Efe had access.


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