DOT approves safety plan for deadly Brooklyn intersection

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(PIX11) – A deadly intersection in the Kensington section of Brooklyn will finally be getting added safety features.

After a months-long push, the State Department of Transportation has approved a safety plan for the crosswalk at Church Avenue and Ocean Parkway.

Earlier this summer, 73-year-old Patricia Ngozi Agbim was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in the area.

Officials say the safety plan includes adding a pedestrian island and zebra stripes to the crosswalk to make it more visible to approaching motorists.

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