Neighbors Say Change Needed At Frisco Intersection Where 5 People Have Died Within A Year

Five people have died in just over a year at the intersection of FM 423 and Del Webb Boulevard in Frisco. One neighbor says he's heard and witnesses several close calls and crashes there.

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- Two siblings now facing manslaughter charges for a crash that left two people dead last month. Police say that they were each driving at speeds over 90 miles an hour down an area that is, in fact, known for speeding. Reporter Erin Jones has details.

ERIN JONES: From his porch he heard it clearly. The sound recorded by nearby surveillance cameras.

CHUCK JOHANSEN: I just heard the explosion, like a terrific bang. I knew what happened.

ERIN JONES: And Chuck Johansen witnessing several close calls and car crashes in the seven years he's lived near the FM 423 Del Webb Boulevard intersection in Frisco.

CHUCK JOHANSEN: There's a lot of young people live here and they're in a hurry.

ERIN JONES: Police say March 27th, siblings Jade and Jaden Walker, both 19, were in their cars, believed to be going over 90 miles per hour down 423, when they struck an SUV, killing two people. They're now facing 2 to 20 years with a fine up to $10,000. Inside were a couple Jacquelyn and Clarence Buhler, both in their 70s. Witnesses say they were trying to make a left turn off of 423 onto Del Webb.

CHUCK JOHANSEN: I don't make that turn unless I got it clear for a half a mile. They speed out here all the time.

- Yes, they do.

ERIN JONES: This is the second deadly crash that has happened at this intersection in just over a year.

Frisco police say in February of 2020 three people were killed after being struck by a truck. The driver, a minor, also believed to be speeding. Johansen says slowing down and one simple fix could really help.

CHUCK JOHANSEN: They need to adjust that traffic signal to not allow left-hand turns on yellow off of 423.

ERIN JONES: Some of his neighbors say extra police enforcement could also help.

CHUCK JOHANSEN: I think somebody needs to take action, whether it's the city, or the police department, or the mayor, or somebody needs to understand what's going on in that intersection.

ERIN JONES: In Frisco, Erin Jones, CBS 11 News.