Afton / Greenfield
Nelson County, Virginia
Just days beyond the three year mark of the traffic deaths of Laura Cavedo and her daughters, Elschen and Illana, a new left hand turn lane quietly opened Saturday afternoon in Greenfield.
For weeks since mid July, VDOT and contractors have been working on the intersection where the family was rear ended while waiting to turn left. The impact shoved their car into the opposing lane of traffic hitting a van head on. Both young daughters were killed at the scene, their mother died a short time later on the way to UVa Medical Center in a helicopter.
Though traffic was slowed for many, many weeks as the construction continued, VDOT had completed almost everything by Saturday afternoon, within the estimated completion date of mid September 2010. Other than a few final touches the project is complete.