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Driver charged in death of 6-year-old in Glen Hazel due in court next week

Crews make changes along Johnston Avenue
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - New details have emerged about a story regarding a dangerous intersection in Glen Hazel.

City crews were painting the word "slow" along Johnston Avenue where 6-year-old Jamel Austin was hit and killed while riding his back in July. 

RELATED: Glen Hazel community calls for change after 6-year-old Jamel Austin hit, killed by driver of car

Austin's family and other neighbors have been demanding action at that intersection for a long time. 

They said that in addition to signage they also want the speed limit reduced as well as speed humps and a traffic light, and a crossing guard during the school year. 

The city is holding a public meeting next Wednesday at the Glen Hazel Recreation Center to discuss safety improvements. 

Meanwhile, the suspect in Jamel's death, 63-year-old Rhonda Wood, is out on bail as of Thursday morning after being charged with vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, and careless driving. 

She is due in court next week. 

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