Today, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (OH-16) released a statement acknowledging the Ohio Department of Transportation's decision to lower the speed limit on Boston Road in Brunswick. The decision follows an accident which claimed the lives of four local teenagers:
"I am very happy to hear that ODOT has made the decision to address the "hump' at the site of June's terrible crash in Brunswick which claimed the lives of four young adults. In the wake of this terrible incident, and after speaking with constituents and Dave Wadsworth from the Brunswick Blue Pride Foundation, I was compelled to reach out to officials at the Department of Transportation to convey the deep concerns held by so many in our community. I commend the multitude of citizens who spoke out and the state officials who responded promptly and correctly.
"Sadly this change comes too late for the four local families who experienced the worst loss a parent or loved one can imagine. However, I firmly believe this change will help prevent future tragedies at this railroad crossing."
Rep. Renacci is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Financial Services Committee. Prior to his election he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the health care industry, and owned and operated over 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.