CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - FOX 46 Charlotte is working to get results for a community and grieving family along West Boulevard, near Ridge Road.
Antastia Frazer is afraid to cross the road with her children.
"I have to make sure that I'm either holding them or make sure that they're real close to me," Frazer said.
It's a road where purple ribbons and a memorial now serve as reminders that it's too late for another mom.
11-year-old Ty'Asia Young was hit and killed on West Boulevard two weeks ago. Police said the driver of a pickup truck hit Ty'Asia when she was crossing the four lane highway.
"It's sad that that happened to her and I'm praying that God going to have everybody and anybody to fix it," Frazer said.
There is no crosswalk for about a mile in the area where Ty'Asia was killed. Even after the accident FOX 46 Charlotte observed people dodging traffic to get to the other side of the street.
"I just saw the news report and immediately began to go to work," State Senator Joel Ford said.
FOX 46 Charlotte contacted Ford about the dangers of the road.
"What I do have is a commitment from the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation to provide a safe solution so that residents can go back and forth across West Boulevard," Ford explained.
He said they're still working out the details, but what's important is safety upgrades are on the way.
"I think that is so amazing and I thank God for that because if not something else would have happened," Frazer said.
Such a tragedy that a life was lost, but many in the area hope with the new changes, other lives can be saved.