Local 372 Pays Respect to Hempstead School Crossing Guard Killed by a Speeding Truck

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Local 372 members gather outside the funeral home where a memorial service was held for a Long Island School Crossing Guard killed on the job.

Local 372 School Crossing Guards attended the memorial service for Hempstead, Long Island, School Crossing Guard Virginia Leviner, who died on the job on Oct. 28 after being hit by a speeding 14-wheeler truck.

Known to the community where she worked as “Miss Carol,” she was struck at the intersection of South Franklin and Groove streets in Hempstead while performing her job to protect schoolchildren crossing the street. Leviner, 67, worked at the intersection for 28 years.

The service was held Nov. 3 at Antioch Baptist Church in Hempstead.

“It was important for us to go to Long Island and pay our respects to Miss Carol and her family,” said Local 372 President Shaun D. Francois I. “This is a reminder of how dangerous this job can be.”

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