LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new traffic light was turned on Friday morning in the far southwest valley where a student was killed by a car last year.
Twelve-year-old Jonny Smith was hit and killed while walking home from Faiss Middle School on March 25. Following the crash, parents in the neighborhood demanded a change near where Smith was killed.
The incident prompted a traffic study which later showed a traffic light was necessary at Fort Apache Road and Arby Avenue. Clark County Public Works was able to fast-track the project so it could be finished in 2020.