Jasmine Miles Memorial

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

Friends and Family gathered Saturday to remember a little girl killed last year trying to cross St. Joseph Highway.

One year ago this week, 13-year-old Jasmine Miles was struck by a vehicle as she was walking home from Waverly Middle School. Her death has prompted parents, friends, and community members to make safety improvements.

In the last year, crosswalks have been installed, the speed limit has been lowered, and on Saturday, a sidewalk with a plaque dedicated to Jasmine's memory was unveiled.

Michelle Miles, Jasmine's mother, says she wants to continue her daughter's legacy and try to help people because Jasmine would have wanted it that way.

Jasmine's family is also working with state lawmakers to try and pass legislation that would improve safety around schools.

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