- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A new crossing walk signal is going up where a Utah teen was struck by two cars, one of which pinned him to the ground, before he died of his injuries.

The Standard-Examiner reports (https://bit.ly/2oPPRal) 14-year-old Dakota Kilburn was struck in the crosswalk in Syracuse the night of April 17. He was taken to a hospital and died the following morning.

Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saudners says the department has been planning a street-widening project in front of Syracuse Junior High School where Kilburn was struck.

As part of the project, crews will install a new button-activated signal that flashes bright lights, prompting drivers to stop for crossers.

The new signal is expected to be installed in time for the next school year.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net


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