Calls made for intersection changes after deadly crash

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ALLERTON -

A deadly crash over the weekend has caused some Allerton residents and local leaders to demand new safety measures at the intersection of Bronx Park East and Burke Avenue.

Police say the multivehicle crash early Saturday morning killed 31-year-old Shiquan Dunn. A small memorial for him rests at the crash site. Three other people were injured, including 54-year-old Andres Mayora, who is being charged with DWI.

Police say Mayora's vehicle struck the rear of Dunn's car on Bronx Park East. Dunn's car then collided with a third vehicle. The suspected drunken driver also allegedly hit two other, unoccupied cars.

City Councilman Ritchie Torres says he's been in touch with the city Department of Transportation, which tells him that it's conducting a traffic study on the area to determine the best way to make it safer.

Torres says he's asked the DOT to install a traffic light at the intersection. He says the agency won't install a speed bump because the street is too wide.

Community members are calling for more police to enforce Vision Zero's 25 mph signs and for more lighting at the intersection.

News 12 reached out to the DOT for comment but did not immediately hear back.

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