Rusk County, Texas (Longview News-Jounal) —
A lonely memorial on Texas 79 outside Henderson serves as a reminder that the first half of 2013 has been deadly on Rusk County roads.
Seventeen people have died in wrecks there since January 1 — almost six times the national average.
So alarming are the numbers that county officials will conduct a summit Thursday, convening local and state officials to determine why it’s happening and what can be done about it.
County Judge Joel Hale said the meeting is unprecedented in his two and a half years in office.
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