The City of Charlotte’s Department of Transportation tells Fox 46 Charlotte they’re planning to study the area on West Boulevard where an 11 year old was hit and killed by the driver of a truck earlier this week. C-DOT is looking into whether safety upgrades are needed in the area.
Mary Fryar lives just down the road from where her daughter was killed. Fryar said, “I couldn’t believe it at first. It was like my mind couldn’t let my heart understand that my baby wasn’t coming back.”
11 year old Ty’Asia Young was crossing West Boulevard Wednesday when police say the driver of a truck hit and killed Ty’Asia. She wasn’t at a crosswalk because there is no crosswalk in the area.
Fryar said, “They say my baby wasn’t in a cross walk. Where? Where is a crosswalk? There is not one.”
Fox 46 Charlotte is getting results for Ty’Asia’s family. We were there when neighbor Lolita Furbush took action. She called 311 to find out how to get the process started to get a crosswalk in the area.
Fox 46 Charlotte also took action by uploading a photo to the app, ”See, Click, Fix.” It’s another way you can report all kinds of problems on the roads from potholes to the need for crosswalks
Fryar said she wants to make the area safer for other kids in the community. She said, “I want to make it safe for them. I don’t want them to be afraid to cross the street.”