|Published:||Sep 26, 2012 6:54 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 26, 2012 6:54 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A petition for change in Cape Coral. The family of Alexie Krill is gaining support to put a barrier around what they call a dangerous intersection.
This comes just days after her body was found inside a submerged car at the intersection of Surfside Boulevard and Beach Parkway.
As the number of flowers at this intersection grows, online so does the number of signatures on this petition.
Alexie Krill's roommate launched a petition on Change.org. It asks the city of Cape Coral to put a guard rail at this intersection. "Not a total concrete barrier but a barrier that will stop cars from going into the canal," said Alexie's mother Kristie Hilbert.
Hilbert believes a barrier could have saved her daughter's life. "I would rather see my daughter right now today at the hospital than at the funeral parlor," she said.
Saturday, divers found Alexie inside of the car. Police say for some reason, Alexie ran the stop sign and plunged into this deep canal.
This isn't the first time this has happened. We're told, since 2005 a total of five accidents have happened here, two of those ended in fatalities, both of which were in the canal.
"Its kind of hard to think something online, a silly website, maybe not a silly, could actually prove something can actually happen," said Billy Meether, Alexie's boyfriend.
"We have a lot of support as far as who can do this, we just need all the permits," said Hilbert. She believes her daughter would be proud. "With a few choice words, I think she would say it's about time. Because why would it have to happen to me? If it wasn't done before," she said.
The city didn't want to comment on this simply saying this incident is still under investigation. This intersection will come up in discussion at a Traffic Advisory Committee meeting, October 17th.
Alexie's family is asking that instead of flowers, that people donate money which go towards a guard rail.
You can donate by calling or visiting Mullins Memorial, at 1056 NW 7th Terrace, Cape Coral. Their website is www.mulliinsmemorial.com
Here is a link to the online petition:
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