Portion of I-71 Dedicated 'In Memory of Leelah Alcorn'

Leelah Alcorn committed suicide by jumping in front of a semitrailer on I-71 in Warren County last December. She was a transgender teen who let the world know that years of torment from peers and parents had driven her over the edge. 

Now, ODOT is memorializing her with a tribute along the stretch of freeway where Alcorn's life came to an end. Friends of Alcorn came together to "adopt" the highway and keep her memory alive. The sign went up just last week. 

Portion of I-71 Dedicated 'In Memory of Leelah Alcorn'

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Eric Sandy

Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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