Speed signs go up near school where crossing guard was killed

Speed detection signs have been installed near the Cobb County school where a crossing guard was killed last year.

The signs on Veterans Memorial Highway near Lindley Middle School notify drivers of their speed if they exceed the 25 mph limit.

A speeding driver hit and killed school crossing guard Edna Umeh in that school zone last November.

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Cobb County Commissioner Lisa Cupid led the charge for change.

Umeh's family was on fully onboard.

Safety leaders are conducting an audit of that stretch of Veterans Memorial Highway to look at ways to make the area safer.

The goal is to have the study's recommendations in place before school starts in the fall.

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