The south Columbus crossing where a Columbus State University student was killed in a hit-and-run collision may be in line to get new stop signs.
The stop signs this time would be for north-south traffic on Amber Drive, not just east-west traffic on Luna Drive.
The intersection of Amber and Luna is where 19-year-old Adrian Jerome Huling was hurled from his southbound 2008 Shanghai-Shenke scooter Jan. 27 when he was hit by a northbound white van turning from Amber west onto Luna Drive. The van sped away.
Witnesses described the vehicle as a 1995 Chrysler Town & Country minivan. Investigators later found a damaged van matching the description. Its owner reported it stolen.
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On March 11, police stopped motorists traveling through that intersection and distributed handouts seeking information in the hit-and-run crash that killed Huling, who was majoring in pre-law at CSU.
But so far no one has come forward with the information police need to make a case, said Lt. Mark Starling.
“We’re at a standstill,” he said. He asked that anyone with more information call investigators at 706-225-4040.
Columbus Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on an ordinance that would make the intersection a four-way stop. The crossing now is marked with flashing yellow lights on Amber and red ones on Luna.
Adding stop signs, stop bars, cross walks and red flashers would cost about $1,800.