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The parents of popular electronic DJ Anthony Rodriguez, also known as Sonic C, say they hope something positive comes out of his tragic death. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.
The parents of popular electronic DJ Anthony Rodriguez, also known as Sonic C, say they hope something positive comes out of his tragic death.
Rodriguez, 22, and two other people died on Sunday after a car crashed head-on into the vehicle he was in on Krome Avenue, in the area of Southwest 144th Street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
"Getting in the car is the most dangerous thing that we do every day," said his father Anthony Rodriguez.
Driving can be even more dangerous along Krome Avenue, a road known for numerous car crashes each year.
"It's a death trap, I mean everyone who lives in Miami knows about it," said mother Rita Rodriguez.
Both of Anthony Rodriguez’s parents hope people will sign an online petition that calls for more traffic lights and widening of lanes on Krome Avenue.
In 2013, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recorded 63 crashes on Krome Avenue. Out of those crashes, 41 people were injured and three people died.
"My prayer is that some lives will be saved and other families won’t have to go through what we're going through," Anthony Rodriguez said.
The Florida Department of Transportation is currently doing some construction on a section of Krome Avenue. But the project aimed at widening the road from two to four lanes isn't scheduled to begin until June 2016.
"That's another two and a half years. How many more lives could be lost from here to then?" Rita Rodriguez said.
For more information on the online petition, click here.