Phoenix streets to get stop signs, but not where boy was hit and killed while riding his scooter

PHOENIX - A neighborhood where a young boy died while riding his scooter last weekend will be getting a couple of new stop signs soon, but not at the spot where the 7-year-old was struck and killed.

The City of Phoenix said in an email on Friday that the intersections of 17th and Wood streets and 18th and Wood streets will have stop signs installed after a field review and collision analysis in the area.

The decision comes after Octavio Angulo was struck and killed by a pickup truck last Sunday.

Police say the driver was traveling north on 17th Street around 1:30 p.m. when Octavio tried to cross the road near Pueblo Avenue. Pueblo Avenue is one block south of Wood Street.

Octavio was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Officials said that city staff concluded the intersection where the boy was struck last weekend is “operating safely as currently established; due to this no additional traffic controls are warranted at this location.”

City officials say the signs should be installed in about a week.

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