Rowland demands improvements at deadly Derby intersection
Governor Rowland (R-CT) was in Derby Tuesday to watch two new stop signs go up at the intersection of Derby Avenue and Bank Street. That stretch of Derby Avenue, near routes 34 and 8, is where 31-year-old Claudia Woodford was struck and killed in a pedestrian crossing one year ago. State Department of Transportation workers took down old crosswalk signs, replacing them with stop signs. They're only a temporary fix until pedestrian activated signals are installed. Rowland says the $40,000 needed to install those lights will be on the State Bonding Commission's agenda next month.Friends and family held a candle light vigil for Woodford on Sunday. She was remembered as a hero for saving the life of 14-month-old Jack Andrews, whom she was carrying in her arms at the time of the crash.Meanwhile, 42-year-old Wade Murphy of Shelton goes to trial in a couple of weeks for this hit-and run-accident. Claudia's husband, Don, says he'll be in the courtroom everyday.