Sunday, November 19: Walk & vigil in remembrance of people killed on NE 65th St in 2017

On February 4, 2017, a Saturday afternoon, this was the scene at NE 65th Street and 20th Avenue NE. Doris Van Allen (age 89) was struck by the driver of a pick-up truck as she walked in the crosswalk. She was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries and later died.

On Sunday, neighbors are invited to remember Doris Van Allen and Junhui Wang (age 26), who was struck and killed as she crossed NE 65th Street at Roosevelt Ave NE on January 26, 2017.

#Fix65th: World Day of Remembrance Memorial Vigil & Walk

WHEN: Sunday, November 19, at noon

WHAT: As part of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, join Councilmember Rob Johnson and neighbors in commemorating the two people killed while crossing NE 65th Street in 2017.

WHERE: Meet at the corner of Roosevelt and NE 65th Street, where a silhouette will be placed in remembrance of Junhui Wang. The group will then walk east on NE 65th Street and place a silhouette on the corner of 20th Avenue NE and NE 65th Street in remembrance of Doris Van Allen.

In 2016, RBCA joined with the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association and NE Seattle Greenways to create the #Fix65th coalition to advocate for changes to NE 65th Street and to make it safer for all who use it.

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