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Anniversary of Fatal Pedestrian Accident
MIAMISBURG -- This month marks the one year anniversary of a man and his dog being struck and killed while crossing State Route 725 in Miamisburg.
At 6 p.m. on Feb. 18, the family of William Kish and his dog, Roccs, plan to gather at the place where the two were killed for a candlelight vigil. Since his death the family has been fighting to get a crosswalk installed. And with our help, they will soon be getting one put there.
"I still can't believe he's gone," said William's aunt, Sandi Myers.
Sandi remembers the night her nephew was killed like it was yesterday.
"It's just horrible," she said.
One year later, crosses bearing their names sit alongside 725 in front of the Toys R Us. In just a few months there will be a crosswalk nearby.
"I miss him so much. Words can't explain. To me, he's still here. I can't get over him being gone," Sandi said.
William and Roccs were trying to cross five busy lanes of traffic when they were hit and killed. On numerous occasions, our cameras have caught dozens of pedestrians doing the same thing. The closest crosswalk is two miles away.
"I would not want to see a family go through this ever. It's been the worst time of my life," she said.
That's why William's family has been fighting to get a crosswalk in the place where he was killed. And with our help, the city of Miamisburg finally listened. William's family believes a crosswalk would have saved his life.
The crosswalk is expected to be installed in the spring. Now, William's family is working to have it named after him,
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