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November 15, 2015

Family, friends remember 2 pedestrians killed by hit-and-run drivers on South Broadway

St. Louis Post Dispatch – Posted November 15, 2015

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Family and friends of two people who were killed in separate hit-and-runs on South Broadway in recent years release balloons on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, as part of a vigil for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Amber Wood was struck and killed on April 27, 2012, in the 700 block of South Broadway south of Busch Stadium. Ashish “Bapi” Gupta was struck nearby on June 28, 2015. Their deaths prompted a group of friends and family to push for a new crosswalk and other road improvements in the area. The new crosswalk has now been put in place. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

 

Georgie Busch (right) and her boyfriend, Kent Powers, stand on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, with family and friends of two people who were killed in separate hit-and-runs on South Broadway in recent years. Busch is the mother of Amber Wood, who was killed on April 27, 2012, in the 700 block of South Broadway south of Busch Stadium. The deaths of Wood and Ashish "Bapi" Gupta, who was hit on June 28, 2015, prompted a group of friends and family to push for a new crosswalk and other road improvements in the area. The new crosswalk has been put in place. On Sunday they released balloons on South Broadway at a vigil for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. "I stood here three years ago and screamed," Busch said. "I still ask why." Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Georgie Busch (right) and her boyfriend, Kent Powers, stand on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, with family and friends of two people who were killed in separate hit-and-runs on South Broadway in recent years. Busch is the mother of Amber Wood, who was killed on April 27, 2012, in the 700 block of South Broadway south of Busch Stadium. The deaths of Wood and Ashish “Bapi” Gupta, who was hit on June 28, 2015, prompted a group of friends and family to push for a new crosswalk and other road improvements in the area. The new crosswalk has been put in place. On Sunday they released balloons on South Broadway at a vigil for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. “I stood here three years ago and screamed,” Busch said. “I still ask why.” Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

 

Georgie Busch shows the message she wrote to attach to a balloon she released in honor of her daughter Amber Wood on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at a vigil for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Wood was struck and killed on April 27, 2012, in the 700 block of South Broadway south of Busch Stadium. Another pedestrian, Ashish "Bapi" Gupta, was struck nearby on June 28, 2015. Their deaths prompted a group of friends and family to push for a new crosswalk and other road improvements in the area. The new crosswalk has now been put in place. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Georgie Busch shows the message she wrote to attach to a balloon she released in honor of her daughter Amber Wood on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at a vigil for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Wood was struck and killed on April 27, 2012, in the 700 block of South Broadway south of Busch Stadium. Another pedestrian, Ashish “Bapi” Gupta, was struck nearby on June 28, 2015. Their deaths prompted a group of friends and family to push for a new crosswalk and other road improvements in the area. The new crosswalk has now been put in place. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

 

Ashish "Bapi" Gupta and Amber Wood were killed in hit-and-run crashes at nearly the same spot on South Broadway years apart.

Ashish “Bapi” Gupta and Amber Wood were killed in hit-and-run crashes at nearly the same spot on South Broadway years apart.

 

 

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