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Family of student killed at El Campo intersection meets with community

Posted at 12:02 AM, Dec 05, 2018

The family of an 18-year-old Cal Poly student who was killed at the intersection of El Campo Road and Highway 101 in Arroyo Grande are calling for change.

Jordan Grant was killed while riding his motorcycle in October. His family collected more than 20,000 signatures to prompt the county to shut down the intersection. To read more about the area and why the county said this isn’t the first complaint about safety there, click here.

The Grant family arrived in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night, ahead of a community meeting over the intersection Wednesday. They had an open house with concerned community members to ask them to attend the meeting in support.

The Grant family said they’re committed to making a change to protect others in the future.

“We don’t want the next Jordan to die,” said James Grant, Jordan’s father. “We’re going to do what Jordan would want us to do and he would fix this problem.”

Dozens attended the open house and took shirts to wear to the community meeting Wednesday.

One attendee said her friend was hit in the intersection ten years ago and she was there when Jordan was hit.

“After I saw Jordan passed away there, I googled how many accidents have been in that same location and it’s my opinion that the area needs to close,” said Sue Barnum, of Nipomo.

Wednesday, local government agencies will discuss authorizing a $75,000 traffic study as the first step of a possible closure of the intersection.