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Memorial Monday for pedestrian killed on Lake Street

Posted by: Emma Nelson under People and neighborhoods, Public safety Updated: February 17, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Community members will gather Monday evening to remember a woman killed in a truck crash in the West Calhoun neighborhood last week, and to call for safer streets for pedestrians.

Caitlan Barton, 25, of Savage, Minn. was hit Wednesday evening while crossing at the intersection of Market Plaza and West Lake Street – one of the most dangerous intersections in the city. She died Thursday.

The incident comes at a time when Minneapolis residents and city leaders are looking to improve pedestrian safety with initiatives like extended curbs and time for pedestrians to begin crossing streets before vehicles get a green light.

The West Calhoun Neighborhood Council is organizing Monday’s event, which will be held on Excelsior Boulevard near the intersection where the crash happened.

What: Memorial for Caitlan Barton and a Call to Action for Pedestrian Safety

When: Monday, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Lake Calhoun Executive Center Parking Lot, 3033 Excelsior Blvd.

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