Maury County Commission lowers speed on road where bicyclist killed

Bryant Station Road Maury County
Bryant Station Road in Maury County

MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Maury County Commission has approved lowering the speed limit on the road where a beloved Lewisburg dentist was killed while biking in December.

Dr. Laray Rector
Dr. Laray Rector was killed in a bike accident on Dec. 1, 2014, his 55th birthday.

Dr. Laray Rector was riding a mountain bike on Bryant Station Road in Maury County last month when an SUV hit him.

The well-known dentist was riding alongside a friend who witnessed the fatal accident. The wreck happened on the day of Dr. Rector’s 55th birthday.

Commissioner Terry Potts pushed to reduce the speed limit on Bryant Station, which had no posted speed limit before, meaning the legal limit is 55 mph.

The new speed limit will now be 35 mph.

“If we can save one life in his memory by doing this then we’ve accomplished what we’re after,” Potts previously told News 2.

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