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Roxanne Quinn stands with her children, Molly and Brady, near the speed radar sign on Union Street in Centerburg. The radar was borrowed from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to encourage traffic to obey the speed limit.
Roxanne Quinn stands with her children, Molly and Brady, near the speed radar sign on Union Street in Centerburg. The radar was borrowed from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to encourage traffic to obey the speed limit. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
October 24, 2012 10:38 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — Traffic on Union Street was the primary discussion Tuesday night when the Centerburg Village Council safety committee met at town hall. Union Street resident Roxanne Quinn shared her concern with the committee and multiple actions were discussed.

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Quinn had addressed village council on Oct. 1, expressing concern for traffic safety on Union and Preston streets. Quinn later spoke to the News explaining that her concern peaked when the family’s dog was struck and killed by a speeding vehicle on Sept. 23.

The dog, a 85-pound Lab/Rottweiller mix named Bea, was familiar in the community as a winning 4-H competitor at the Knox County Fair and a dog agility performer at the Oldtime Farming Festival. Quinn said the family received condolences for their loss.

“I understand my dog ran into the road and accidents happen,” Quinn said, “but the guy was going so fast, he couldn’t stop until after both sets of wheels ran over Bea.”

At that earlier meeting, Quinn said, “That could have been a child.” Quinn expressed concern for the residents of the community as well has her own children, daughter Molly, 11, and son Brad, 9.

The Quinn family has lived in their Union Street home for one year and she said she has seen four seasons worth of problems.

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