Boston Road in Columbia Township is back open after some modification following last year's crash that took the lives of four Brunswick High School students.
COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio - Five days after the Lorain County fatal crash that ended the lives of four Brunswick students, railroad crossing signs were posted in both directions near the track.
There were mixed emotions as people came out to view the site in Columbia Station.
"It's a start," said Jessica Arena. "It's not gonna fix the problem. The battle is still going on but its something."
The car carrying the victims landed in a ditch outside Arena's home. She said crashes happen in their yard more often than she cares to remember, but never has she seen anything this bad. She started a petition asking city leaders to make it safer.
Columbia Station Trustee Mike Musto said engineers from several surrounding counties, including Medina, Lorain and Columbia Station, made the decision to put high-visibility crossing signs that say "rough tracks" in both directions near the track. They also lowered the recommended speed limit to 25 mph. The legal speed limit in that area is 55 mph.
Ryan Perkins signed the petition to make the road safer.
"It says the city is really listening to the petition and what everyone's saying that these need to be changed," said Perkins.
Musto said the goal is leveling the road. They are working with the federal government to see what it will take to make it a reality.
He said there are also four other similar railroad crossings where this is a problem. They will be putting up new railroad signs in those locations as well.
Road crews are finishing work to create a more gradual slope leading up to a railroad crossing in Columbia Station where a car crash killed four teenagers last year.
The sole survivor of a Brunswick crash that happened just more than a year ago spoke at an event Tuesday morning.
Saint Ambrose Parish will honor the Brunswick High School students killed in a car crash one year ago by unveiling a memorial.
Exactly one year after the Brunswick tragedy, it's clear fellow teens will not forget the four high school students who died on June 3, 2012.
It has been one year since four Brunswick High School teens were killed in a horrific car crash that left one survivor.
The Brunswick High School rugby club team dedicated their season to last year's crash victims and is now headed to the championship game.
Sean Fox still feels like his younger brother, Kevin Fox, will walk through the front door of his family's Brunswick home at any moment. He needs to remind himself that the crash really happened.
In a packed Brunswick church, family and friends of the teen crash victims gathered to sing, laugh and remember.