Clarence, N.Y. (WIVB) - Parents of an Amherst teenager killed while crossing Maple Road have embarked on a mission to save lives.
Family and friends of Erin Suszynski gathered at Samuel's Grande Manor on Main Street in Clarence Sunday, for a benefit for Erin's Crossing. Erin was 13 when she was killed in June 2012, while walking home from a playground.
Erin's parents are pushing for a new law in her name that would make crosswalks at all playgrounds mandatory, and give pedestrians the right of way.
"Erin's Law is one of the possibilities that we've been working on to try to fund it and get help from the Senate. So hopefully something like this catches their ear," said Jerry Suszynski, Erin's father.
Sunday's fundraiser included a dance marathon. Erin started dancing when she was 3. Her tenth dance recital was scheduled for the day after the accident.
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