AUSTIN, Texas — There are big changes to a West Austin intersection after a deadly crash took the lives of a former University of Texas football star and a recent graduate.
Drivers can no longer turn left from Mount Bonnell Road onto FM 2222. In addition to a “no left turn” sign, the Texas Department of Transportation installed a median along the main road, blocking cars from crossing.
Neighbors said this wasn’t the first crash and that it was an already dangerous intersection. After the deadly incident, they fought to make sure something changed.
“I feel bad for 311 operators who had to field all the calls and emails,” said Josh Bohls. “They probably got over 100 requests to make this change. [The incident was] tragic. I’m not sure we would have gotten the support both in the community and in the government to make the change had something like that not happened, but at least there was some positive action that came out of their tragic deaths.”
Bohls said they wanted to bring something positive out of a tragic situation. He also thought about his children. He didn’t want them to risk their lives crossing the same intersection.
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