The pedestrian who was tragically struck and killed by a semi on Tuesday morning crossing Powell has been identified by The Alameda County Coroner’s Officer in the linked East Bay Times article. Mahin Ashki, 58, of Lexington, Kentucky was a native of Iran who moved to the U.S. in the mid-1970’s. Ashki’s plight to stay in the country after the threat of deportation for marriage fraud was covered by the national media back in 2001. Ashki is survived by two children and a husband, who have not been identified.
The Powell Street Urban Design Plan [PDF] was created in 2011 to address some of the dangers of this intersection but few of the recommendations made by it have been implemented in the five years since.
The EPD has since provided data about vehicle incidents in the area that seems contrary to what most residents have verbally indicated:
The Emeryville BPAC (Bike/Ped Advisory Committee) will be holding their bi-monthly meeting on Monday, November 7th at 5:30 pm in the garden level conference room. BPAC members will discuss findings from their recent field trip to the area and there will be opportunity for the public to bring forth their concerns during the public comment period and during the Public Works Department report.
[Update: The “field trip” findings were discussed at the last meeting and thus there will be no opportunity to comment on this item. Doing so would violate The Brown Act.]
Emeryville: Kentucky woman killed by truck fought against deportation
By Katrina Cameron
EMERYVILLE — The pedestrian who was fatally struck by a semi-truck while she was crossing the street Tuesday has been identified as a 58-year-old woman who fought against being deported to her native Iran.
The Alameda County Coroner’s Officer identified the pedestrian as Mahin Ashki, 58, of Lexington, Kentucky. She died after she was hit around 9:24 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Powell Street and Christie Avenue.
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