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APD Lieutenant Funeral Set For Monday

Updated: Monday, October 21 2013, 06:46 AM CDT
At 10 a.m. Monday, friends and family will say goodbye to Austin Police Lieutenant Clay Crabb, who was killed on his way to work on October 16, just a day shy of his 43rd birthday. He leaves behind a wife and three young children.

The deadly crash happened on U.S. Highway 290 near Dripping Springs, and neighbors tell us that Lt. Crabb's accident is far from the only one on that stretch of road. Some have even been involved in accidents themselves, and now they want to see changes.

Right now, here's what TxDOT says they're doing to make the highway safer: adding turn lanes, widening the road, and restriping some sections to make it easier to see. Overnight, we also found TxDOT planning to spend more than $10 million on new stop lights and intersection improvements between the Y at Oak Hill and Dripping Springs.

"It's a major expressway," said Laurie Feder, who lives near the scene of the accident. "I think that having turning lanes will help. I think that all of the stop lights that they've added like the Sawyer Ranch Road one that they just added makes a difference, and it's gonna keep traffic slower."

But many people living along the road say they want to see more done, like lowering the speed limit, more stop lights, or even a bypass.
APD Lieutenant Funeral Set For Monday

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