Springfield’s ideas after 3 kids die in crosswalk

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Lisa Hurlimann pays her respects in Springfield, Ore., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at a makeshift memorial at the site where three children were killed while trying to cross the street at 54th and Main Street on Sunday, Feb. 22. Hurlimann did not know the family but felt moved to come and honor them. (AP Photo/The […]

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — City officials and residents are proposing safety improvements after a driver struck and killed three children in a busy Springfield, Oregon, intersection last month.

The City Council is discussing safety proposals at a meeting Monday night.

Mayor Christine Lundberg told The Register-Guard newspaper she wants everything on the table. Ideas range from increased enforcement to more public safety announcements.

The Feb. 22 collision killed 8-year-old John Alexander Day, 5-year-old McKenzie Mae Hudson, and 4-year-old Tyler James Hudson. Their mother has been released from the hospital.

The driver told investigators he saw a green light as he approached the intersection, but several witnesses have reported the driver ran a red light. Police are investigating, and prosecutors will determine whether the driver faces criminal charges.

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