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Pedestrians want drivers to slow down along Boulder Hwy.

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Updated: 7/12/2014 12:05 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Two people have been killed in this past week on Boulder Highway. Pedestrians who walk along the busy road have a message for drivers: slow down and pay attention.

Pedestrians are calling for changes along Boulder Highway near Lake Mead Parkway.

They want drivers to slow down, but they also want to see more marked crosswalks with lights in the area.

Jessica Papin, 27, a mother of five, was hit and killed in the area yesterday on Boulder Highway. Police say Papin was walking in a marked crosswalk.

Traffic safety advocate Erin Breen says while more crosswalks may help cut down on accidents on Boulder Highway, drivers are still going too fast and are not paying attention.

Breen says jaywalking is never a good idea, especially on a busy highway like this one.

"As a pedestrian, you have to be extra vigilant," Breen said. "Whether you’re crossing the street legally or not, you have to take control of your life. You have to think in terms of: Is this going to cost me my life to cross the street here?"

As police tried to piece together what happened to Papin, a man was hit by a truck about two miles down the road.

Police say he was walking on the shoulder and stepped into traffic, into the path of a garbage truck.



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