Stretch of West Virginia Highway to see More Police Patrols

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WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police are set to increase patrols on 3-mile section of U.S. Route 35 known for deadly crashes.

WSAZ reports there have been six deadly crashes on a stretch of highway in Putnam County since May. Trooper Justin Cavender says speed has been a factor in many of the crashes on the road, adding that it seems like people are ignoring speed limit signs.

Cavender says troopers have issued more than 300 tickets to drivers speeding on the highway since May.