ELKHART — A northern Indiana woman is trying to get drivers to slow down while helping the family of a 12-year-old girl who died after being struck by a truck.
The Elkhart Truth reports Michelle Johnsen began making the signs after Da'Jeianna Smith was struck on May 16. Johnsen is donating the proceeds from the $10 signs to the Smith family.
She has sold about 50 signs around Elkhart. She also advertised her signs through Facebook, and people from Oklahoma, Iowa and Texas have contacted her to make purchases.
Johnsen and a neighbor also started selling silicon bracelets for $5 each. The bracelets, which are lime green and have Smith's name on them, also are intended to raise awareness about the 30 mph speed limit on the road where Smith died.