Mother of boy killed in crash pleads for safety

She asks City Coun­cil to study in­ter­sec­tion where wreck oc­curred.

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Claire Os­born cos­born@states­man.com Cedar Park

The mother and step­fa­ther of one of two boys killed in a wreck in Jan­uary, which po­lice say was caused by drag racing driv­ers, spoke to the Cedar Park City Coun­cil on Thurs­day night ask­ing for coun­cil mem­bers to work on mak­ing the town safer.

“Eli was a sweet child who loved life and peo­ple,” said Tansy Silva, the mother of 8-year-old Eli­jah Chaud­hary, who died with his step­brother, 1-year-old Daniel Chaud­hary, in a wreck on Jan. 10 at the in­ter­sec­tion of West White­stone Boule­vard and Wal­ton Way. “Sadly, his life was cut short.”

Eli­jah was autis­tic and worked for the first five years of his life to learn how to speak, she said.

Silva asked the City Coun­cil to ex­am­ine the in­ter­sec­tion where the wreck hap­pened, es­pe­cially a flash­ing yel­low light there that “might some­times im­prove traf­fic flow but ul­ti­mately is an un­pro­tected turn.”

She also said racing was a prob­lem not just in Cedar Park, but in the nearby Wells Branch area.

Eli­jah Chaud­hary

Daniel Chaud­hary

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