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Crossing guard, killed in November, gets tribute with permanent memorial

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IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A new tribute to a school crossing guard in Iredell County became a permanent memorial on Friday.
 
Frank Booth, 59, died in November. A car hit and killed him while he was guiding students. The driver said she didn't see him.
 
The emotions of his passing hit the community hard. That's why 7th grader Jordan Ostrowski decided to make it her mission and Silver Award Girl Scouts project to re-name the loop around Coddle Creek Elementary School.
 
Booth was a crossing guard at the school, along with Mount Mourne IB where he was hit and killed.
 
Students and gathered Friday for a special celebration where Ostrowski presented Booth's family with a road sign bearing the name "Frank's Crossing Loop."
 
"It's a perfect tribute to dad..he worked for 30 years on or around the roads," Son Frank Booth, Jr. said.
 
"He would want us to remember his smile, his laugh and his genuine care of people," Principal Brian Foster said. "Our school address with now and forever be 141 Franks Crossing Loop."
 
It took about four months for the memorial to take shape with the help of local officials, Principal Foster and Ostrowski's parents.
 
"Frank was such a friendly person in our community ..He kept our community so safe and he important to so many people...he would wave and say 'hi' ..He would stop to talk to you sometimes," Ostrowski said.
 
Sarah McMinn, 23, was charged with a misdemeanor death by vehicle. Her case was recently continued.

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