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POSTED: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 5:45pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10:44am

A rollover Wednesday and a collision earlier in the week killed two people.

The highways and roads in Rusk County are becoming notorious for fast and dangerous drivers.

With an average of two fatalities per month, the city of Henderson is trying to make things safer.

"We don't have a reason, but there seems to be more than normal," said DPS Trooper David Haney.

Driving seventy miles per hour, glancing down for one second could literally change your life.

From texting to eating to changing the radio...... these distractions can quickly become big risks as the speed increases.

"Something could happen up ahead of you," Haney said. "Most drivers don't think about the distance you cover in such a short amount of time."

Henderson residents are concerned with the carelessness of some of the drivers on their roads and gave us their speculations to why rusk county is losing so many people.

And these residents are left wondering why the number of fatalities is so high with nothing being done to stop it.

We asked DPS what they can do to fix the problem.

"That's the main thing, getting out there.. getting visible," Haney said. "You'll be surprised, people see black and whites and they'll slow down and that's the main purpose."

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DPS? Where is the Rusk County Sheriffs department?

Plenty of places to run radar and give tickets out!

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