Updated by Nikki Pfeiffer: This is the marker for Leslie Green, a 16-year-old who died 6/28/1993 in an automobile accident. The accident attracted national attention due to the irony of Leslie, who was president of the local chapter of Students Against Drunk Driving, being killed by a drunken driver. She was on her way to pick up her Senior pictures.
Jim Hill: This nice marker is along US-30 in Indiana just east of Columbia City and right where highway 205 intersects heading north. The marker is on the northwest corner of US-30 and Indiana 205.
I have a passion for eliminating roadway accidents after having seen so much pain and suffering caused by them around the world. My background is in mechanical engineering where I began my career with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan working in Body Engineering. I remember the first test crash I watched and how sick my stomach felt when the car crashed into the concrete wall. This memory is forever "cemented" into my mind. As an aircraft pilot I was always focused upon safety procedures, and this way of thinking has made its way into my research into automotive safety. In a desire to end traffic accidents I created this Roadside Tribute site and manage a sister site RoadsideMemorialTributes.com web sites. I also created and manage the Christians for Christ Ministries https://www.christiansforchrist.com web site and a sister site to Roadside Tribute for drowning victims called Lakeside Tribute https://lakesidetribute.com/. My daytime job is to manage and implement the digital marketing programs for User Friendly Consulting, Inc.