The father of a 17-year-old who was fatally struck on a Columbia County road last week is asking concerned residents to sign a petition Saturday at an Evans church.
In the wake of his son’s death, Gordon Morin has started a movement to get the speed lowered on the stretch of Hereford Farm Road where Cory Allan Morin, was hit. The speed limit there is 55 mph.
Authorities say the teen Grovetown teen was on his way to a friend’s house when he stepped onto the edge of Hereford Farm Road near Lewiston Elementary School and was hit by an SUV. He died from his injuries the next day at an Augusta hospital.
The driver of the SUV was found not at fault.
Morin will be at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday to talk with motorists and neighbors about the dangers of Hereford Farm Road. He’s asked for them to voice their opinions and give comments on how to address the problem.
The Georgia Department of Transportation sets the speed limit based on a county-submitted study tracking how fast most vehicles are traveling on a given roadway. The speed is 45 mph on most of Hereford Farm Road.
Morin said he hopes the petition could push the county to take another look at Hereford Farm Road sooner rather than later.
“I can’t bring my son back,” he said shortly after Cory died. “But maybe I can help other people on that road.”