ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- One year later, a neighborhood is still recovering from the loss of then 19-month-old Kate Beagle, killed by a teen driving an SUV.
Her family thinks he was driving distracted.
"What we did initially and what we continue to do is request a greater police presence. We also took action to get one of those roaming radar trailers, parked at various spots throughout the subdivision," said Vilas Steckley, the President of the Belmont Civic Association.
The community has even gone as far as to post speed limit reminders.
"That sign is a reminder of how sad the situation," said Don Klotz, a resident who lives at the Belmont Estates.
"The speed has not stopped completely and I don't think it ever will," said Steckley.
A bouquet of flowers at the side of the road still lives on in memory of Kate Beagle.
"I don't think any resident can drive by and not think of it and they will continue to think of it as long as the memorial is here and for quite some time to come," said Steckley.
A non-profit was started in memory of Kate Beagle.
The Kate's Krew website says that Kate's mother Angela Beagle is comforted by rainbows.
"When i see a rainbow i see it as a little sign from god that my baby kate is safe in heaven," said Angela Beagle.
On Friday at John Wayland Elementary School, faculty wore rainbow ribbons to remember Kate Beagle. Kate's mom is an employee there.
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