Changes Coming To Fla. Intersection Where Holy Cross Rower Was Killed

VERO BEACH, Fla. (WBZ NewsRadio) — New traffic signs and signals will soon be installed at the intersection in Florida where a member of the College of the Holy Cross women's crew team was killed in a car accident.

On Jan. 15, 20-year-old Grace Rett of Uxbridge was riding southbound in the team's van in Vero Beach, Florida when it collided with a northbound pickup truck at the intersection on Indian Road Blvd. Rett was killed, while many of her teammates were hospitalized.

(College of the Holy Cross)

Team coach Patrick Diggins of Holden was cited for causing the crash by not yielding the right of way to the northbound truck.

As reported by the Milford Daily News, the Florida Department of Transportation will be installing new signals in a couple of weeks warning southbound drivers of oncoming traffic before they make a left turn onto the Merrill P. Barber Bridge.

By May, FDOT plans to install speed signs in both directions that tell drivers how fast they are driving in comparison to the 45 mph speed limit.

FDOT presented these changes Wednesday before the county's Metropolitan Planning Organization.

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