SOUTHMAYD, Texas (KTEN) — Following two fatal crashes at a busy intersection in Southmayd this year, authorities are making an effort to make it safer.

The intersection of State Highways 56 and 289 west of Sherman has been the scene of two deadly collisions this summer. The most recent was last week, when one person was killed and three others were injured.

On July 7, a motorcyclist died in a crash with a car.

Currently, motorists on Highway 56 have the right of way at the intersection. But Southmayd police chief Chad McKee tells KTEN that drivers coming from any direction will soon be required to stop.

McKee said the plan is to have new signs in place next Tuesday.

 The intersection of State Highways 289 and 56 will soon become a four-way stop. (Google Maps)