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NV leaders tout new traffic light at deadly intersection

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Nevada Highway Patrol said three teenagers were crossing Blue Diamond Road outside of a marked crosswalk when they were hit by a truck on Nov. 9, 2013. (FOX5) Nevada Highway Patrol said three teenagers were crossing Blue Diamond Road outside of a marked crosswalk when they were hit by a truck on Nov. 9, 2013. (FOX5)
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A southwest Las Vegas Valley intersection that residents call unsafe for pedestrians and drivers have a new traffic signal activated.

Residents near the intersection of Blue Diamond and Cimarron roads called on Nevada state leaders to install a traffic device there that would give safe passage to those who use it.

On Thursday, nearly 10 months after the fatal crash of a 14-year-old girl, community leaders will hold a news conference to tout the traffic signal.

Officials with Nevada Department of Transportation as well as state leaders are slated to be on hand for the announcement dedicated to the signal at the intersection along State Route 160. The event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

A FOX5 viewer said the signal was already active as of Wednesday.

Earlier this year, the Board of Directors for NDOT approved the traffic signal at the intersection as well as additional marked crosswalks on Blue Diamond intersections at Durango Road and Buffalo Drive.

State Sen. Justin Jones, D-Clark, was credited with fast-tracking the $1.3 million project. Installation began in June.

The moves come after a November 2013 crash involving three teen girls. One of the girls, Helen Liu, died as a result of her injuries in the crash.

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