Cicero (WSYR-TV) - Donna Daniels was walking home from Home Depot in September when she was struck by a car and killed in the intersection of Brewerton Road and the store's exit, a heavily-traveled area.
Now, her long-time boyfriend and high school sweetheart, Lou Vasta, is working to make sure this never happens again.
He says the intersection is dangerous and not designed for pedestrians. There is no crosswalk, no streetlights at night, and the traffic light changes as soon as cars leave the store's parking lot. Vasta says that's not nearly enough time for pedestrians to make it across, whether or not they're supposed to.
Vasta says the only place to cross the street is more than a mile up Brewerton Road, in the Village of North Syracuse, which would add three miles to any walkers trip if they were going to other direction.
NewsChannel 9 actually timed one instance of how soon the traffic light changed. It took about 13 seconds from red light back to red light.
At Daniel's calling hours, Vasta started a petition that he plans to send to the Town of Cicero, requesting changes. He's gathered more than 100 names.
Until changes are made, people will have to walk to North Syracuse for the safest option to get home.