Alison Shutt

Eudora News and

The Mayor of Eudora has not relented on his campaign to improve safety conditions along the K-10 corridor.

This weekend, Mayor Scott Hopson, along with the mayor’s family, prepared and placed 47 small crosses along the hillside next the site of the accident that claimed the lives of 5-year old Cainan Shutt and 24-year-old Ryan Pittman on Saturday, April 16.

“We have to do something to call attention to the fact that this road is dangerous and something needs to be done about it.” Hopson said.

Family members also placed a single cross at the site of an accident scene near De Soto, that involved a car and a Fed Ex truck. In that accident, Amanda Newton, a 23-year-old Lawrence woman, was killed in when she crossed over the median and collided with the Fed Ex Truck.  That accident occurred in August of 2010.

Hopson has been on a personal crusade urging the Governor and the Kansas Department of Transportation to install wire barriers along the K-10 corridor stretching from Interstate 435 in Kansas City to Lawrence. Hopsons efforts have been echoed by Thomas and Alison Shutt, the parents of the Cainan, and Jodi Jackson, the citizen who started a Facebook effort to install wire barriers along the highway.