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New sign installed one day after Apex high school student was struck by car in crosswalk

Posted October 25, 2017 6:02 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 9:55 a.m. EDT

— A change has been made to an Apex crosswalk one day after a student was struck by a car while walking to school.

Officials installed a sign at the crosswalk on Humie Olive Road at Evans Road on Wednesday in response to a Tuesday morning crash in which a 15-year-old Apex Friendship High School student was struck by a vehicle.

The crosswalk is less than half a mile from the high school.

Parents said they voiced concerns about the crosswalk for years because there were no lights or signs to indicate its presence, but were told any changes would need to be made by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Apex Mayor Lance Olive said town workers acted fast following Tuesday morning’s incident, but a traffic light will eventually be installed at the intersection as part of construction for a nearby middle school.

Robert Brantley, of Apex, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in connection with the crash.