Vigil held Saturday night to honor Deputy Scott Wheeler
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A vigil will was held Saturday night to honor the memory of Deputy Scott Wheeler, a corrections officer who was killed on Pine Island Road at a dangerous intersection two years ago.
The family hosted a bike run and a candlelight vigil starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Geo's parking lot on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral.
Only Four In Your Corner's Colleen Hogan was with loved ones as they celebrated the life of a young corrections deputy, killed at that controversial intersection.
"Not a day that goes by, we don't think about him," family member Spencer Crutchley said.
It's a deadly intersection, know for crashes and fatalities.
Deputy Wheeler's family, not alone in the fight for a light, after several bad accidents. Nearby business owners joined the campaign, saying the intersection, just wasn't safe.
But road officials said there wasn't enough traffic to put in a light, instead opting for some new construction that family members say, has helped cut down on wrecks.
"It's brought a lot of awareness to the intersection," Crutchley said. " I feel that taking down the white barriers helped reduce the amount of crashes."
"Would you still like to see a light?" Hogan asked Crutchley.
"I would love to see a light," he said. "It's still a dangerous intersection."
Colleen Hogan, reporter