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Family Wants Change After Deadly Crash

By: Alyssa Chin/KKTV Email
By: Alyssa Chin/KKTV Email

The family of a mother killed while she was crossing the street, wants a change. They talked to 11 News about the dangerous intersection at North Carefree and Picturesque.

Rose Arcuragi's dad, Richard Coulier, wants a light, a crosswalk, something so another deadly accident doesn't happen there again.

Coulier told us about his daughter, 54-year-old Rose Arcuragi. He and Arcuragi's stepmother, are still in disbelief.

"I'm going to miss her. I'm going to miss her. I'm going to miss her," Coulier said.

Arcuragi was one of two women killed at the intersection. He said the women were trying to make changes in their lives. They started walking for exercise.

"Yesterday was their first day to go walking. They went walking but they never came home," Coulier said.

Arcuragi was a single mother of three adult children. Coulier said he'll always remember her as his little “Rosie.”

"She was always a daddy's girl. She stayed beside me; she gave me support when her mother died several years ago. Bye Rose, you'll always be up there with your mom now," Coulier said choking back tears.

Coulier told us Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey called him Tuesday night. He said the chief told him he’s going to look into posting signs and maybe even flashing lights in the area.

Arcuragi’s family has set up a fund to help with unexpected expenses with her funeral. If you'd like to help, you can go to any Wells Fargo and donate to Rose Coulier Arcuragi.

The driver involved in a crash that killed two women in Colorado Springs is now facing charges. Jennifer Eggleton is charged with careless driving resulting in death and hitting pedestrians while in a cross walk.

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The accident happened Monday on Picturesque Circle and North Carefree Circle.

Rebecca Lynn Robinson and Rose Arcuragi were crossing North Carefree. Robinson was pushing her 14-month-old child in a stroller when they were hit. The baby remains at Memorial Hospital and is expected to be okay.

There is no visible cross walk at the scene of the accident, but according to police, drivers should take extra caution because any intersection is technically considered a crosswalk.

Investigators also told 11 News, if the women were crossing 10 feet further up the road, the driver wouldn't have been cited with the charge of hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The collision happened Monday at 8 a.m. According to police, the driver was going east on North Carefree and said the sun glare is particularly harsh at that time of day.

Neighbors told 11 News the intersection is dangerous. 11 News asked the city if there are plans to make any changes to the intersection. As of this posting, 11 News has not received a response.


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