DPW to install crosswalk, stop signs where first grade student was fatally struck by car

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Dar Wee (Photo courtesy of Nora Elementary School/Twitter)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 21, 2015)– The death of a 6-year-old boy prompted a push for immediate action just outside a north side school. Dar Wee, a first grade student at Nora Elementary School, was killed after he was hit by a car on 91st Street, near College Avenue on Wednesday, April 15th.

Wee was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, where he died on Sunday morning. Now, city officials are declaring emergency action take place to add stop signs with crosswalks in the busy area.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) will work with the council to draft an ordinance for a permanent crosswalk. The new crosswalk and stop signs will be installed Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Mrs. Amber Walters, principal of Nora Elementary said “during this time of sadness, our school family has come together as one to support the family of the student, as well as one another. The Nora family is a very close knit community that will work together to celebrate the life of this amazing young boy.”

Counselors are available for students.