New stoplight activated near Oakland hit-and-run

October 12, 2010 12:22:37 PM PDT
A new stoplight to protect children is being activated near a school in Oakland.

It's an emotional time for the family of a young girl, who was killed walking to Frick Middle School a year ago.

Eleven-year-old Alana Williams' mother was at a ceremony at the corner of 64th and Foothill Boulevard. She spent much of the ceremony in tears - as did many others. She flipped the switch for the traffic light that was installed in direct response to the death of Alana.

Alana was an A student at the school and was 50 feet from the school when she was struck and killed.

"When you've seen this person not really grow up, but experience the little time that they have on earth - just like I said on behalf of my - I can't do this," said Alana's aunt Mariah Green.

"The murder has not been resolved yet, and I want to keep that on people's minds, if you know, if you have any idea, any leads, anything," said Frick Middle School Principal Jerome Gourdine.

"This community is still devastated by the loss of Alana, we will not be made whole until we find her killer," said Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks.

Brooks pushed the Oakland City Council to have the light approved and designed in three months.

You can call the Oakland police with any information regarding the hit-and-run at (510) 777-3211.


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