Mom of crash victim calls for traffic lights on Highway 1

Two years after her 17-year-old son died on Highway 1, Wanda Campbell says not enough has been done to make the road safer. She is encouraging people to tweet all levels of government with #DyingWaiting.

Wanda Campbell wants people to tweet #DyingWaiting to government

A cross marks the place where 17-year-old Lane Campbell Antosh died after a car crash on Aug. 9, 2013. (Wanda Campbell)

Two years after her 17-year-old son died, Wanda Campbell says not enough has been done to make the TransCanada Highway east of Regina safer.

"We've lost two other people in our community since Lane's death. More needs to be done."

Her son Lane Campbell Antosh died Aug. 9, 2013. The vehicle he was driving collided with another vehicle and he died on scene.

A memorial for Lane Campbell Antosh was set up during a vigil on the weekend. Wanda Campbell is asking people to tweet the government with #DyingWaiting. (Wanda Campbell)

Campbell and other community members held a vigil on the weekend where five people, including her son, have died at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 362, near Pilot Butte.

Including other intersections, she said 15 people have died along that stretch of highway from Regina to Balgonie.

Campbell welcomes the bypasses that are scheduled to be complete by 2019. But she said something needs to be done now to make the highway safer. She and her group are calling for traffic lights at dangerous intersections.

Now, she is also asking people to tweet Minister of Highways Nancy Heppner, MP Christine Tell, and the premier with #DyingWaiting.

Vigil attendees donned these t-shirts in memory of Lane Campbell Antosh and other victims who have died on the stretch of highway from Regina to Balgonie. (Wanda Campbell)

"The hashtag 'Dying Waiting' came about because we feel in the community we are literally dying waiting for the overpasses."

She said the government lowered the speed limit to 90 km/h and put in photo radar, but it's not enough.

Campbell said it is devastating for her when she hears of another accident along that stretch of highway. She relives her son's death.

"It breaks my heart. It really does. It means another whole family has been affected."


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