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Updated: 01/01/2014 10:14:01AM

Dark roadway concerns motorists

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The 2006 Chevy, driven by 94-year-old Elliot Helfand of Englewood, was totaled after he crashed into a 1994 Ford Ranger driven by Chad Varney, 19, of North Port, Saturday night. The road was extremely dark at the time of the crash. Some are calling for Charlotte County to do more to light the roadway or stop signs.


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NORTH PORT — It was the perfect storm. There was a power outage, the roadway was dark, and two cars were approaching the intersection at Cornelius Boulevard and Biscayne Drive at the same time.

The result: 94-year-old Elliot Helfand of Englewood smashed his 2006 Chevy into a Ford Ranger driven by 19-year-old Chad Varney of North Port, at about 9 p.m. Saturday.

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