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 TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Boston Road in Columbia Township is back open after some modification following last year's deadly crash.
Four Brunswick High School students were killed when the car they were in traveled at 69 miles an hour and crashed into a tree.
The roadway between Marks and Boone roads had been closed while ODOT raised the grade of the rail road crossing, which aims to stop cars from launching into the air.
The Ohio Department of Transportation took care of the repairs to the road. It was paid for through federal funds and cost more than $600,000.
Neighbors are happy it's fixed, but for some victims' families, the news is bitter sweet.
Savana Poerner, sister of 16-year-old Lexi Poerner, who died in the crash released a statement.
"I'm really happy that it's fixed and nothing like this will happen again. It's upsetting that this wasn't fixed years ago with all the other accidents that happened here."
"It's a little late for us. This should have been done years ago. It's sad it took this long to fix this. However, it's comforting that my brother's life went for something good. It's hard that this happened to our family, but good to know no one else will have to go through something like this," said Brent Bartchak, brother of 17-year-old crash victim Blake Bartchak.
Neighbor Chuck Mays said the road looks beautiful and he hopes the improvements will save lives.
The crash also killed Jeffrey Chaya and Kevin Fox, both 18, and severely injured Julia Romito.
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.