County plans fix for Clinton Keith Road extension, site of frequent crashes

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At least three single-vehicle crashes have occurred since July 2018 at the off-camber turn where Clinton Keith Road currently dead-ends at Leon Road. Nearby residents say many more have gone unreported to law enforcement. Will Fritz photo
The Riverside County Transportation Department is recommending a number of changes to the segment of Clinton Keith Road that opened last year to connect French Valley with eastern Murrieta. Residents of neighborhoods near the extension have been complaining about frequent crashes at the road’s terminus, where it connects with Leon Road via a sharp curve with a recommended speed of 15 mph. There have been at least three major single-vehicle crashes that were reported to law enforcement on that segment since the new roadway opened in July 2018, including one last month that left a driver hospitalized after she lost control of her vehicle and it flew off the edge of the roadway down an embankment. While those three were documented, there have been many that have gone unreported to
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