Traffic Changes Planned Along I-69 Where Indiana Boy Died

INGALLS, Ind. (AP) – State highway officials are planning to install traffic lights along a central Indiana highway's off-ramps following the death of a teenager struck by a car.

Fourteen-year-old Pierce Resler died last month after being hit along State Road 13 by a car coming off Interstate 69 near the town of Ingalls about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

WTHR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1F3xpMj ) the speed limit along a one-mile stretch of State Road 13 has already been cut to 45 mph.

But traffic lights are also on the way for Madison County's busy I-69 ramps.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says those stoplights probably won't be installed until next year. INDOT says it was already studying traffic issues stemming from the area's truck stops, gas stations and restaurants before the teen's death.

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  Information from: WTHR-TV, http://www.wthr.com/