Another call for raised crosswalk on Crosstown after latest pedestrian death
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - There's been another call for a raised crosswalk on the Crosstown after another pedestrian was struck and killed on the road Monday night.
The coroner's office identified the latest victim as 57-year old Dwayne Stanley of North Charleston.
Lynette Ranz' daughter was struck and killed on the Crosstown near Coming Street in January, 2014.
On Tuesday, Ranz held up a photo of her late daughter Lindsey to make her plea for a raised Crosswalk on the Crosstown.
"Please fix this dangerous intersection. I beg the state and our local officials, please, no more deaths at this intersection," Ranz said.
Ranz says last night's hit and run death on the Crosstown near Coming Street brought back memories of her daughter's death.
"I was angry because I knew this was gonna happen again," Ranz said.
On January 13, 2014, Lindsey was jogging across the Crosstown when she was struck and killed.
Since that day, Ranz has been lobbying lawmakers to approve money to build a raised crosswalk on Crosstown near Coming Street.
"The intersection has to be changed, it's dangerous, it's dangerous and I told them this is gonna keep happening until it's fixed," Ranz said.
Ranz' biggest supporter is State Representative Wendell Gilliard.
Gilliard has been trying for two years to get the general assembly on board with the Crosstown project.
"We're talking about saving lives. I'm sad to be here even having this interview. I feel guilty as an elected official and everybody who fought against us ought to feel that way too," Gilliard said.
Gilliard says a feasibility study showed it will cost more than one million dollars to build the crosswalk.
Ranz says it will be money well spent.
"I don't know how many more lives have to be lost before it gets done," Ranz said.
Gilliard said he is hoping the house ways and means committee will appropriate the funds needed to build the crosswalk during the upcoming legislative session.
He also plans to ask Charleston County help pay for it.
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