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Timnath lowers speed limit on road where boy was fatally struck

The speed limit on a busy road in Timnath, where a boy was struck and killed by a vehicle last month, has been reduced. The town cut the speed limit on River Pass Road from 40 to 35 miles per hour between Three Bells and Summerfields parkways. Saddlehorn Drive, where 10-year-old Oliver Stratton was fatally struck while riding his bike on August 2nd, is nestled between those two streets. The Coloradoan reports the decision comes after a preliminary traffic study found 85% of drivers speeding on the roadway. But police said speed wasn’t a factor in the fatal crash that promoted the speed limit change. Police said the vehicle that struck the boy was traveling 30 miles per hour; they said impairment also wasn’t suspected. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. The town may consider a four-way stop or crosswalk at Saddlehorn in the future.

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