Gov. Cuomo announces series of safety measures for Conklin Street in Farmingdale after fatal crash

The governor said one safety measure includes digital read-outs to alert speeding drivers. (5/15/14)

FARMINGDALE - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a series of safety initiatives planned for the site of a crash that left five teens dead.

Killed in the crash were 14-year-old Carly Lonnborg, 15-year-old Noah Francis, 17-year-old Tristan Reichle and 18-year-old Jesse Romero. Cody Talanian died in the hospital afterward. Police say the five victims were in a 2001 Nissan heading west on Conklin Street when it veered into the eastbound lanes and crashed into an SUV near Staples Street. 

In a letter to Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, Cuomo detailed the safety measures that will take place on Conklin Street. Cuomo says two speed control trailers have already been installed.

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The governor also wants new radar technology in stop lights installed. The first will be at the corner of Conklin and Walnut streets. In addition, Cuomo is calling for a review of lane and median widths and more signals and turn lanes.

DOT officials say the radar signals should be in place within a week.

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