Changes made after boy was hit, killed leaving Wetherbee Elementary School

in Orange County News & Events


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – After conducting a study and hearing a call from concerned parents, Orange County officials along with Orange County Public Schools have added new signs and a second crossing guard at the intersection where Kevin Pope,10, was hit and killed while riding his bike on his way home in April. 

“OCPS and OCSO were notified and we have confirmation from OCSO that a second school crossing guard will indeed be present on the first day of school in this position,” said  Christine Lofye, who is a manager with the Orange County Public Works Department, Traffic Engineering Division. 

The changes were made after Orange County conducted a study at the intersection of Landstar Boulevard and Wetherbee Road, which is about a block away from Wetherbee Elementary School.