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Vegas pedestrian safety crusader to be honored

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A woman who died after spending the last years of her life campaigning for improved and safe crosswalks in a west Las Vegas neighborhood will have her vision realized on Monday.

The city of Las Vegas planned a dedication ceremony for a newly built crosswalk on Decatur Boulevard, between Vegas Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard. The crosswalk will be dedicated in the memory of Doris Stoehr, who died on Jan. 10 at 83 years old when she was hit by a car while crossing mid-block Decatur.

According to the city, the new crosswalk features flashing yellow lights and a sheltered area in the center median.

Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow will host the dedication at 10:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of N. Decatur.

"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."

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