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Traffic signal activated in southwest Las Vegas where student was killed

Posted at 12:05 AM, Jan 03, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A traffic signal was activatedin southwest Las Vegas Friday morning at an intersection where a 12-year-old boy was hit and killed by a car last year.

The new signal is located at the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Arby Avenue.

The signal installation comes after 12-year-old Jonny Smith was struck and killed by a vehicle in March of 2019 when he was crossing the street on Fort Apache Road, near Faiss Middle School.

“This new traffic signal gives anyone walking to Wet’n’Wild or Faiss Park a safe place to cross the street right in front of these attractions,” Commissioner Justin Jones said. “I would like to thank the County Public Works Department for finding a way to complete this project earlier than expected.”

This signal is at the main entrance and exit for Wet’n’Wild and is near Faiss Middle School and Faiss Park.

Previously, pedestrians were directed to cross Fort Apache Road at either Maule Avenue or Warm Springs Road. Commissioner Jones represents Commission District F, which includes this area.