Possible Changes Coming to Railroad Crossing at Crash Site

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BRUNSWICK, Ohio - Big changes may be on the way at the Brunswick railroad crossing where four Brunswick High School students lost their lives in a car wreck.

Representative Betty Sutton, from the 13th district where the accident took place, has been working on legislation to make the crossing safer for drivers. Representative Sutton is requesting that and local, state and federal officials provide funding to grade the road beneath the railroad crossing. The Ohio Department of Transportation is in charge of distributing federal funding to make the necessary changes.

In the meantime, Columbia Township has lowered the speed limit to 25 miles per hour, down from 55 miles per hour at the time of the deadly crash.

Classmates Lexi Poerner, 16, Jeffrey Chaya, 18, Blake Bartchak, 17, and Kevin Fox all died June 3rd in the early morning wreck. A fifth passenger, Julia Romita, 17, was injured in the crash.

Click here for Panini's fundraiser information for the victims' families.