D.O.T. Installs Signs Lowering Speed Limit On Catfish Lake Road

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The speed limit on an Eastern Carolina road with a history of deadly accidents has officially been lowered by the D.O.T.

The latest crash killed two Marines in January after their car ran off Catfish Lake Road in Craven County and became submerged in water.

The 15 mile long highway, which runs though the Croatan National Forest, is a dirt road and a popular shortcut between Havelock and Maysville.

Tuesday, 40 signs were installed lowering the speed limit from 55 to 35 miles per hour on March 18th.

Over the past five years there have been seven deaths and 48 injuries on Catfish Lake Road, according to the D.O.T.

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