ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- A Kellam High School graduate and TCC student Allie Gable died after a car accident in Elizabeth City on May 9.
The 19-year-old was turning onto Peartree Road from Pitts Chapel Road when a pickup truck collided with her driver's side door.
Allie Gable, Virginia Beach, was visiting her boyfriend at the time of the accident. She only had the car she was driving at the time for 9 days.
Gable's death marked the second fatal accident at the intersection in the last few years. Since she died in May, Allie Gable's mother Mary has been fighting to change the traffic laws at Peartree and Pitts Chapel.
'Everyday I wake up thinking it could have been someone else last night it could be somebody else today,' Gable said.
At the time of the accident, the intersection had flashing yellow lights. Many residents and drivers complained about the dangerous conditions for years.
'One of the commissioners said since he had been on the board, since 2001, they had known that something needed to be done,' Gable said.
Losing her daughter drove Mary Gable to push for the stop signs, despite some resistance.
On Thursday, the intersection featured stop signs on all four sides, in addition to the flashing lights. A cross stands near one of the new signs, put up by Allie's boyfriend, who saw the wreck happen in his rear view mirror.
Allie Gable leaves behind her parents, a younger brother and sister, and many friends. Her mother tells 13 News she hoped to be a teacher one day.