Two Bicycle Death Tragedies in Greater Dayton Area

A teenager was ready to begin her freshman year as an incoming high school freshman when she was struck and killed while riding home on her bicycle. The girl is being painfully mourned and remembered by her family, friends and classmates this week. They have constructed and decorated a sizable cross with her name on it near the intersection in Miamisburg where she was killed.

Last week’s accident is under investigation by police, who were uncertain during the initial days of the probe whether criminal charges would be filed against the driver. It was the second recent death of a bicyclist in that area of greater Dayton, Ohio, which includes Miami Township, Moraine and Kettering. The first victim was struck by a driver who fled the scene in a hit-and-run.

The entire community, including faculty, administrators and students at West Carrollton High School have provided an outpouring of support for the family. The two bicycle deaths happened just after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a study that showed increasing bicyclist mortality rates among older riders.

Grieving Over the Loss of a Loved One

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