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NDOT orders new traffic study at Blue Diamond and Cimarron

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NDOT orders new traffic study at Blue Diamond and Cimarron

By Spencer Lubitz. CREATED Nov 15, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- New information on an intersection where several crashes have been happening, including one that left a local teen dead.

The Nevada Department of Transportation told Action News they have now ordered a traffic study to see what's causing all these incidents.

The intersection is at Blue Diamond and Cimarron.

The memorial for 14-year-old Helen Liu has grown considerably. She died while running across Blue Diamond last weekend.

Her parents stopped by the memorial on Friday and spoke with Action News.

"She's very caring, whenever it's Mother's Day or my birthday, she writes a long note and gives it to me," expressed Lianfem Liu, Helen's mother.

Helen is the second person to die while attempting to cross near this intersection, which has no traffic light or marked crosswalk.

Now, NDOT may be reconsidering that.

"What we did do is request a formal traffic warrant and study to look at whether a marked crosswalk will be necessary for that intersection," said Damon Hodge with NDOT.

On Thursday evening, during a candlelight vigil for Helen, a three-vehicle crash occurred right at the same intersection.

Emergency responders had to pull some kids out from one of the vehicles; one remains in critical condition.

The crash reinforced many beliefs of residents that this intersection is dangerous and needs a stoplight.

According to Helen's parents, one of the other girls injured last weekend is still in a coma and the other has recently woken up but has no memory of the crash.

Helen's funeral is set for Tuesday.

Spencer Lubitz

Spencer Lubitz

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Spencer Lubitz is a general assignment reporter for Action News.