Updated:HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
Channel 11 News has learned that changes are coming to part of Route 8 in Hampton Township where a 28-year-old man died last week.
John Krauland Jr. was killed at the intersection of Route 8 and Hardies Road when a school bus landed on top of a car while making a turn on Friday.
Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski reported that township officials had been worried about the intersection for years.
“Traffic stacks up and people take chances in that area,” Hampton Township Council President Victor Son said.
Don said drivers take too many risks when turning from Route 8 onto Hardies Road.
“It’s always been a danger, and one of the few intersections we’ve identified for years,” Son said.
On Monday, contractors were moving roadside utilities, prepping for PennDOT’s $2.8 million project to make improvements along Route 8 -- which include adding a turning lane.
“It’s hard to say if a turning lane would have prevented that. It certainly would have helped it,” Son said.
Investigators have not filed any charges in the crash that killed Krauland.