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Thousands sign petition for safety changes in St. Amant

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Posted: Feb 28, 2012 5:17 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Feb 28, 2012 6:23 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Guardrails, Safety changes, St. Amant, Ascension Parish, WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- A petition containing 3,422 signatures of people demanding change along a road in St. Amant is now in the hands of State Transportation Leaders.

It follows a crash that killed two kids, Faith Castilaw and Patience Lobell last week. Their mother and two other children in the car managed to escape.

Jenny Pardue is one of the organizers of the online petition. She personally tuned in the signatures to the Department of Transportation and Development today. She has personal reasons why she wants guardrails installed there.

"My son went in the bayou and they just had two little kids drown," Pardue said to Transportation Leaders. "Somethings got to be done."

The signatures came from across the area.

"No more people need to be dead," Pardue said. "No more people need to be heart broke. It's not that hard to put rails up."

Transportation leaders say a study will be conducted along that road over the next few months.

"We have to get the official police report which should be finalized int he next day or so," Jodi Conachen said. "Once we have all that information, we will determine the right course of action."

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