Father of teen girl killed in crash: 'I think we're going to save a life'
EAGLE, Idaho (KBOI) - A family's loss of their 16-year-old daughter has turned into a mission to help save lives.
Shauna Hill died in early December after the vehicle she was driving collided with another car at Highway 16 and Floating Feather. Shauna's father has now launched an online petition to tackle safety at the intersection.
Edward Hill, Shauna's father, is currently hoping to collect 2,000 signatures before he submits them to the Idaho Transportation Department.
"If this needs to be fixed, get it fixed," Hill said. "They need to listen to us - and I hope people get involved here."
Drivers have a 65 miles per hour zone through the intersection - the same speed as drivers have on Interstate-84 through the Treasure Valley.
"I think we're going to save a life if we get action," he said.
Shauna's father has a cross memorial at the site of the intersection. He's also purchased advertising spots on an electronic billboard on State Street urging officials to make the Highway more safe. A Facebook page has also been started to spread awareness.
The Idaho Transportation Department says a roadway safety audit is planned for this spring where crews will evaluate existing and potential safety hazards.
The 16-year-old was a student at Eagle High School and member of the Boise Figure Skating Club. Her heart was donated to a recipient in Los Angeles.