Community Calls for a Safer Dukes Hwy

June 1, 2023 11:03 am in by
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Thousands of community members are calling for South Australia’s Dukes Highway to be made safer following a fatal collision in May.

After a three-vehicle crash killed 19-year-old Poppy Crozier last week, fellow-Keith woman Megan Quick, 19, started the petition called “Grant safe country roads for SA”, with more than 5,200 signatures as of this morning (Thursday 1 June).

“It is cruel to family, friends, and loved ones to fear for the life of others due to a single road that has not been maintained and has been neglected,” Quick said in a statement on the petition page.

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Other family friends and community members have been calling for the Dukes Highway to be duplicated between Tailem and the Victorian border.

On Friday 26 May, Crozier lost her life following a multi-vehicle crash involving a ute and truck. An 18-year-old ute driver from Murray Bridge was taken to hospital following the crash, while a 35-year-old truck driver from Adelaide was uninjured.

No charges have been laid, although police are seeking more dashcam footage of the 2002 Holden ute with the number plate GHEEUP-6 in the lead-up to the crash.