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Icy Roads Contribute To Wreck Near Thornberry Road

NORTH FORK – Icy conditions and deer jumping into the road are a recipe for mishap this time of year, as a young woman from North Fork learned yesterday.

On Monday, Jan. 14, at 8:15 a.m., she was driving her 1997 Chevy Venture northbound on Road 223, just south of the Thornberry Road (420) turnoff, when a deer apparently ran into the roadway.Teaford and Thornberry Chevy Venture on Wrecker 1-14-13According to the CHP, she was traveling at an unsafe speed for the icy conditions and lost control of the vehicle. The car veered across the southbound lane, off the edge of the roadway and down the steep hillside.

Teaford and Thornberry Icy CurveThose who regularly drive Road 223 over Teaford are familiar with this dangerous section of road, with 25 mph curves, and little to no sunshine in the winter to help melt the snow and ice.

The driver, who is a juvenile and therefore her name is not being released, was uninjured in the accident.

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