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Petition calls for safety upgrades at Eaton train crossing

Posted at 2:33 PM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 16:33:37-05

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — An online petition calling for safety improvements at a railroad crossing in the town of Eaton has collected more than 10,000 signatures days after a Colorado high school student was killed at the crossing.

The Greeley Tribune reports the petition was created following the death of 18-year-old Kennedi Ingram, who was killed Tuesday night at the crossing when her SUV was struck by a Union Pacific train.

In February 2017, 16-year-old Dallas Duran was killed by a train at the same location.

Eaton resident Emma Weaver says she started the petition to move authorities to action.

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission says state and Union Pacific officials are studying safety improvements in the area.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says it's evaluating if temporary safety options are required.