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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2004 10:00 pm

A month after a mother and son were killed at Pioneer Drive and Cherokee Lane, the California Department of Transportation has announced it is installing a stop sign at the intersection.

Currently, there are only two stop signs at the intersection. They control eastbound traffic on Pioneer and northbound traffic on Cherokee. Southbound traffic onto Cherokee Lane does not stop.

Howard Klein Jr., 52, died hours after the Feb. 5 crash after the car driven by his mother, 72-year-old Agnes Klein, collided with a Salvation Army truck exiting Highway 99 onto Cherokee Lane.

Agnes Klein died Feb. 26 after remaining in critical condition at UC Davis Medical Center. Neither the driver nor the passenger in the truck were injured.

In addition to installing the new stop sign, Caltrans will restripe lines at the Pioneer Drive-Cherokee Lane intersection and along the offramp.

Both are outside the city's jurisdiction and within Caltrans' because they are in the right of way of Highway 99.

The work is scheduled to be performed the week of April 12.

Motorists should expect minimal delays until it is completed, Caltrans said.

The accident happened mid- morning when Agnes Klein was attempting to turn left from the stop sign on Pioneer Drive when she and her son were hit.

The Salvation Army truck, driven by Jerald Lee Roberts, collided with the pickup and continued south, up over the curb dragging with him a sheered-off utility pole and coming to rest in the Heartland Community Church parking lot.

The accident is still under investigation, and no one has been cited, Lodi police said.

Contact reporter Jennifer Pearson Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com.

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