Street Named for Hero Crossing Guard Killed as She Pushed Child Out of Way of Oncoming Tractor-Trailer

A beloved crossing guard who was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer at a Long Island intersection as she pushed a 10-year-old child out of the way is being remembered with a street renamed in her honor. 

The intersection in Hempstead Village is now known as Carol Leviner's Way, a tribute to the 66-year-old woman struck and killed on the job in October. 

As the sign was unveiled Tuesday, her husband of 50 years said he was touched by the community support. 

"Of course I miss her, but just being here with all the love I see, I thank each and every one of you," said Tallie Leviner. 

Miss Carol, as she was affectionately known, was at her post on Oct. 28 -- the same post where she guided children safely across the street for 28 years -- when a 14-wheeler turned into the intersection at South Franklin and Grove.

Children were still in the crosswalk, and Leviner ran into the street, holding up her stop sign in front of the oncoming truck and pushed 10-year-old Juella Bynoe out of the way. 

"Now when I look up that sign, I'll see that Miss Carol was loved and so it's very special to rename the street," said Bynoe.

Crossing guards also turned out to honor one of their own and remember a friend.

"I think about her all the time," said Shirley Vixon.

The truck driver was not charged in the accident. Leviner's daughters had kind words for the man Tuesday.

"We wish no ill feelings on anybody because he needs prayers also," said Karen Leviner. 

Leviner was a mother of three, with seven grandkids, who was also a lung cancer survivor. 

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