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Residents want permanent memorial for teen

Posted at 5:21 AM, Oct 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-12 08:21:08-04
Residents are coming together to make sure a teenager is not forgotten years after her death.  Helen Liu, 14, was hit and killed while crossing the street at Blue Diamond and Cimarron roads in November of 2013.  
A memorial was set up near the crash site.  It contains stuffed animals and flowers. 
"It's kind of a healing process every time I pass it," said Bobbie Rodriguez.  
But now, some Mountain's Edge residents are calling for a permanent memorial for the young girl.  
"The candles melted with time," said Christy Gall, "the stuffed animals didn't look like stuffed animals anymore."
Additionally, the memorial sits on a plot of land that's for sale.  
"In a perfect world NDOT would allow us to put a plaque on the signal that was put up," said Gall.
In the meantime, some residents helped clean up Liu's memorial. 
Blue Diamond has seen numerous accidents and fatalities over the years.  After Liu's death, a traffic signal was installed.  Liu's family members tell Action News they appreciate the community's efforts.