The Seattle Times: Local News: Blind inventor killed crossing Oregon highway
GLIDE, Ore. – A blind man who invented curbside markers to help the sight impaired was struck and killed while crossing a highway, the authorities said.
Kevin Stockton, 47, of Glide was hit by a van traveling on Highway 138 East and then by a pickup, the Oregon State Police said. Stockton died at the scene Friday night, and neither driver was injured, police said.
Stockton developed Blind Signs, curbside markers that help blind people cross the street. Earlier this year, Roseburg completed a two-year project to install 82 of the markers at intersections throughout the city.
“He developed Blind Signs to keep stuff like this from happening, and this is a hell of a way for the point to get across,” his wife, Emmy, told the (Roseburg) News-Review.