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Action will be taken on dangerous stretch of Tipton County road

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BRIGHTON, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Deputies say a stretch of Holly Grove Road in Tipton County is a very dangerous area. Now, thanks to the determination of a Brighten family, the state is working to make it safer for everyone.

Speed is still a problem in front of Jeremy and Lindsay Wallace's Brighton home, but changes are being made that could eventually make it a safer stretch.

"Had we known it was going to be like this, we wouldn't have built on this land," said Lindsay.

For months, Lindsay Wallace has taken picture of the crashes that happen in front of her house. Three people have been killed.

The most recent crash happened on Wednesday.

"We looked up the hill and a truck spun out of control into a ditch. Everyone was OK, airbags deployed," said Wallace.

In January, the speed limit was lowered from 50 to 40 miles per hour.

"I'm happy they lowered the speed limit. That was two months ago and there have been three additional accidents and several where cars have gotten off the road," added attorney David Peel.

After a TDOT study, new guard rails will soon be installed in front of the house. Renderings show rails will be on both sides of the road.

In the meantime, deputies are catching speeders and hoping no others get seriously hurt.

"It's scarring for kids to have to grow up and see and know they couldn't play outside when they were little because they were afraid a car would hit them," explained Lindsey.

Tipton County Public Works Director Shannon Reed says there is no timeline for when the state will start putting up the guardrails.

To see the complete TDOT traffic study, click here.

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