BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - A stretch of Interstate 71 will soon be named after a local fallen soldier.
Governor John Kasich signed a bill to rename a portion of Interstate 71 in honor of Specialist Donald "Scott" Morrison who was killed in action. The bill was jointly sponsored by senators Bill Coley and Bill Seitz.
The portion of the road will be renamed as "Spc. Donald S. 'Scott' Morrison Memorial Highway".
Scott's father, Don Morrison, got the idea of dedicating the road after he attended a dedication last year in honor of Staff Sergeant Gregory Rogers.
Specialist Morrison, a Blue Ash resident, was killed during an IED attack in Afghanistan just a few weeks before he was set to come home in 2010. He was just 23-years-old.
"He was a character," his mother Sue told FOX19's Lisa Hutson this past Memorial Day. "His nickname in the service was sunshine because of his blonde hair."
The interstate will be renamed between mile markers 16 and 17 in Hamilton County.