BETHEL TWP., Ohio (WDTN) - This was the scene on October 30, 2005 when a car crashed into three trees in the front yard of a home of Lake Road---killing 4 teens.
Investigators say speed was a factor in the accident.
Linda Goenner remembers it like it was yesterday.
"Everybody thinks they're invincible but in a blink something could happen," says Goenner.
She's lived at this home for more than 20 years.
While the speed limit is 45 miles per hour, she says drivers speed down this 2 mile stretch of road all the time and she worries about her grandkids' safety.
"They're supposed to stay out back mostly or right here in front or on the side driveway. There's a small tree in front that they're supposed to stay behind. They know the rules," explains Goenner.
Thomas Barker lives about a mile down the road from Goenner.
You can see he has a new front porch. That's because last July, a car slammed into the old one.
Investigators say speed and alcohol were factors in that crash.
"We love the house. We love where its located. But there's way too many people speeding way too much," comments Barker.
Bethel Township Chairman of the Board of trustees Nancy Brown tells 2 NEWS the township has hired its own deputy and says he patrols this area heavily. She says that, in the past, the Clark County Sheriff's Department has also put up portable speed signs on this road.
Barker says that needs to be a permanent safety measure.
In the meantime people who live on this road hope you will consider your own family before you speed through their neighborhood.
"Please slow down," asks Barker.
"Slow down. Everybody seems to be in such a hurry these days, you know, nowadays. Pay attention," says Goenner.
2 NEWS asked the Bethel Township Administrator Tim King to see if there were any permanent plans to improve safety on Lake Road and he says that there aren't right now because the township really hasn't had that many issues.
Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.