- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

KUNA, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Transportation Department is planning safety changes at a railroad crossing where a 19-year-old man died three months ago.

KBOI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1QXUEx7 ) that Ada County Sheriff’s office says IDT is requesting funding to put crossbars and warning lights at a Kuna train crossing. Boise State pre-med student and 2014 Kuna High School valedictorian Peter Francois was killed when his car collided with a train there.

Investigators say Francois wasn’t paying attention even though the train conductor blew the horn. Deputies say there aren’t a lot of accidents in the area but believe Francois’ death is enough to warrant a change.

Deputies say Ada County Highway District and Union Pacific Railroad support the plan.


Information from: KBOI-TV, https://www.kboi2.com

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