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Crosswalk dedicated in memory of senior who began project

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Updated: 4/03/2013 3:36 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow dedicate a new crosswalk in the 2100 block of North Decatur to the memory of Doris Stoehr at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8.

Family members will also be on hand for the dedication and will be joined by the residents of Las Vegas Manor.

Stoehr, 83, was a Las Vegas Manor resident who had started the process of getting the crosswalk put in on Decatur between Vegas Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard.

Tragically, she was hit and killed by a car crossing Decatur mid-block on January 10 before the crosswalk was installed.

The new crosswalk includes flashing yellow lights as well as a sheltered area in the center median to assist pedestrians in crossing the busy street safely.

“I miss Doris and I wanted to do something special to remember her,” Councilman Barlow said. “This was a tragic situation and I pray that people remember Doris and think about their safety and the safety of others as they walk, bike and drive on our roadways.”

Stoehr was crossing Decatur Boulevard north of Vegas Drive about 10:20 a.m. when she was struck by a southbound 1998 Isuzu Hombre pickup truck, according to Metro Police.

She was not in a crosswalk and was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, police said.

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