I’ve been a bit behind in the email department as of late (it is starting to seem normal) and I was very sad to hear about this.
Subject: biker down
Sad news, in case you haven’t heard….
Bill Crowley, brother of Bob Crowley, was struck by a motorist while participating in the annual Tour of Sciota River Valley (TOSRV) cycling event. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:50am today.
Bill was an annual staple at TOSRV, having participated for many years, rain or shine. Today’s weather brought torrential rains for many of the cyclists which no doubt made cycling in traffic all the more dangerous. Bill was a regular on the weekly Northville rides. Bill was a physician, dedicated to helping people, he was a family man and a long-time Wolverine.
Our deepest condolences to Bill’s family.
From an article at the Columbus Dispatch:
The driver of the SUV, Sara Bender, 35, was not injured, the patrol said.
After hitting Crowley, she drove to her home in Lucasville in Scioto County and returned to the scene about a half-hour later, said Sgt. Brandon Cruz, the officer overseeing the patrol’s coordination of the tour.
Bender has not been charged in the incident, which remains under investigation.
…Once Bender returned to the scene, she indicated that she thought she might have hit a sign, Pace said last night. Crowley was on the right side of the road, but it remains unclear whether he was in the lane or riding in the berm, which runs along the right lane past a set of rumble strips.
There were no witnesses, Pace said.
As always, my condolences to his friends and family.by