Florence sheriff blames excessive speed for crashes on U.S. 2 curve
Increased signage, rumble strips considered at Brule River site
July 23, 2012
By NIKKI YOUNK – Staff Writer , The Daily News
FLORENCE, Wis. – Florence County officials will be looking into ways to reduce the number of accidents on the curved section of U.S. 2 just south of the Brule River Bridge in Florence.
Just last week, two Illinois men were injured in a one-vehicle roll over crash at the curve. They were transported to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, then transferred to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. for treatment of their injuries.
Florence County Sheriff Jeff Rickaby said that according to his department’s records, there have been five significant accidents and several more minor incidents at the curve in the past three years.
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