South Spencer Student Killed in Accident

The death of 18 year old Jacob Hamilton, a student at South Spencer High School, Tuesday has sparked a petition drive to put up a stoplight at the intersection of SR 66 and Orchard Road near Reo.

The accident happened when Hamilton allegedly pulled out in front of a semi truck in his car and died at the scene, according to Spencer County Coroner Robert Fuller.

Local residents say a traffic signal that hangs over the intersection now just isn’t doing the job of slowing vehicles down.  They believe that an actual stoplight would do more to prevent tragedies like this from occurring in the future.

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