Fight for new Crosstown overpass clears another hurdle in SC House

Woman who lost daughter to accident on Crosstown to address State House

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A mother's fight for change cleared another hurdle Thursday at the State House.

The House voted unanimously to send a proposal seeking a Department of Transportation feasibility study of a pedestrian overpass toward a final reading.

Lynette Ranz and State Representative Wendell Gilliard have been pushing for an overpass to be built at the intersection just before the entrance ramp to I-26 and the Ravenel Bridge.

Ranz's daughter, Lindsey, was killed at the corner of Coming Street after she was hit by a pickup truck during her evening run on January 13.

Ranz recently spoke at the State House asking lawmakers to make the overpass a reality.

The Department of Transportation says an overpass would be too expensive, and an overpass at that location is not necessary because there is another overpass two blocks down the street.

A College of Charleston student was hit and killed at the same intersection in the fall of 2012.

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