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Group starts global safety campaign for child killed while riding bicycle

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 05:31:15-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — A Sarasota school community is hoping to spread a safety message across the world. They hand painted rocks with safety messages after 9-year-old Roman Miller was killed in a crash while riding his bike to school.

"I hope that people can learn about Roman, take that extra second when you are driving,” said organizer Taylor Greenan.

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Group members are placing the rocks in certain locations while they travel for summer break. Each rock is labeled with the group's Facebook page, "Doing Right by Roman."

"Our first rock was found in New Orleans and I was super excited to have it found and it was posted on the page,” said Greenan.

The driver who hit Roman told ABC Action News that she didn’t see him in front of her truck. FHP is still investigated the incident, but these group members are focusing on the positive message.

“It just shows the kindness of Roman and how good of a kid he was,” said Greenan.