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Laurel Mayor asks state to investigate notorious intersection
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LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- The third fatal wreck since 2011 on a notorious stretch of Maryland Route 198 has Laurel Mayor Craig Moe demanding an investigation by the Maryland State Highway Administration.

"The road is heavily traveled not only by traffic but by pedestrians," Moe said.

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A Thursday evening accident claimed the life of Michael E. Palomo, 45, of Silver Spring. Palomo's pickup truck was hit by a tour bus turning left. Seven passengers on the bus were taken to hospitals.

The busy intersection serves the popular Dutch Country Farmer's Market. The intersection is controlled by lights that include dedicated left turn signals for east and westbound traffic on Rt. 198.

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