DUNCAN, Okla. (April 17, 2013)—Duncan, Okla., is shutting down a railroad crossing where a young basketball star from Texas was killed three years ago.
City officials say the Maple Avenue crossing will be shut down within the next few weeks.
Public Works Director Scott Vaughn said the city upgraded three other railroad crossings in the city to prepare for the closure of the crossing.
Deion Jackson-Houston, 17, of Duncanville, died July 3, 2010, after a train struck his car on the tracks.
He was a highly sought-after point guard who was in Oklahoma visiting family members at the time of the fatal collision.
The city says that safety issues and traffic concerns factored in to the decision to close the crossing.