Hawthorne residents and City Officials ask for a red light on a Highway 301 intersection

When you see a truck stop you can expect to see trucks, but Hawthorne residents tell TV20 you can also expect to see potential accidents on Highway 301.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there have been a total of twenty-four accidents and at least one death during the last five years where Highway 301 and southeast 57th avenue intersect.

Mayor Matt Surrency has reached out to the department of transportation and started an online petition to put a stop light at the intersection.