Elkhart County — It's been one week since Da'Jeianna Smith was struck by a vehicle while walking along C.R. 108 in Elkhart County. She died a day later.
Now neighbors are stepping up to make sure an accident like this doesn't happen again.
"C.R. 108 has been treated like a drag race strip," said neighbor Sara Butler.
"I see people flying down here all the time," said neighbor Michelle Johnsen. "People need to take into consideration that this is a neighborhood." The neighborhood where Da'Jeianna and other youngstes ride bikes and walk home from school.
- Elkhart County police said there are no indications reckless driving was a factor the Da'Jeianna's death.
Regardless, neighbors say enough is enough.Johnsen crafted a sign to relay her message to every driver traveling this stretch of road.
"I started up a sign business two years ago, running it out of my house,” Johnsen said. “It's nothing elaborate or huge, but I thought it’s time to put my business to good use, for the greater good."