SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - When a car hit and killed 17-year-old Sherry Varo as she tried to cross Main Street at 51st Street in 2009, the teen became the sixth pedestrian killed on that stretch or road since 2002.
A year later, the Oregon DOT spent $68,000 installing a signal and pedestrian refuge on that stretch of Main Street.
But nothing is perfect.
Last month a young boy got hit by a car at the crosswalk signal installed on a deadly stretch of Main Street.
And sometime over the weekend, it appears a driver took out the signal itself.
Police said drunk drivers and people driving too fast to yield to pedestrians contribute to the danger.
"I couldn't say it's the most dangerous," said Officer Robert Conrad said. "It's just for some reason in the past three to four years, it's been a magnet for pedestrian strikes."
Hitting the sign and leaving the scene of the crash is considered an illegal hit and run.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department.