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Kill Devil Hills considering intersection changes after fatal accident

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 13:27:32-05

Kill Devil Hills, NC – After a 12-year-old girl on a bicycle was fatally hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Veterans Drive and Colington Road in November, city officials are looking to make a few changes to improve safety.

Members of the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners and town staff have reached out to transportation officials to look for solutions.

Some believe that the driver who ran through the red light and hit 12-year-old Bri Blumenthal was not able to see the red light because she was blinded by sunlight.

One of the proposed changes to the intersection is the addition of back plates to the stoplights.

(Kill Devil Hills)

(Kill Devil Hills)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says they will continue to review all aspects of the intersection, including traffic signal operation, pavement markings, past crash history and treatment possibilities like the back plates.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will work with NCDOT through the process and a plan will be put together and shared in the future.

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