• Mon September 12 2005
  • Posted Sep 12, 2005

Via The Iowa Channel Officers Find Bicycle Abandoned POSTED: 11:24 am CDT September 12, 2005 UPDATED: 12:32 pm CDT September 12, 2005 DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run over the weekend involving a bicyclist. Donald Brian Shaver, 45, of Ankeny, was hit while riding his bike at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday east of Ankeny. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said it believes Shaver's blue Fuji bike was dragged by the car after he was hit. Officers later found the bicycle Shaver was riding abandoned northeast of Ankeny. The driver left the scene, and another driver found Shaver and called 911, according to police. Shaver sustained serious injuries in the accident and was taken to Mercy hospital where he later died. Deputies spent Sunday looking for any sign of the bike. Deputies were also trying to determine what direction the driver traveled in after the accident. Shaver was the owner of Shaver Relocation Services, a popular business in Ankeny. Authorities ask those with information about the crash to call (515) 286-3816. Source:
Via Des Moines Register Ankeny cyclist in hit-and-run accident dies By TOM ALEX REGISTER STAFF WRITER September 12, 2005 An Ankeny bicyclist found critically injured along a county road has died from injuires suffered in a hit-and-run accident, authorities said this morning. Donald "Brian" Shaver, 45, died about 11 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Medical Center, where he was taken after a passing driver found him about 4:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of Northeast 94th Avenue Shaver was wearing a bike helmet. Officials say Shaver’s bike was dragged after the accident and was later found abandoned northeast of Ankeny. Shaver, a husband and father who owns Shaver Relocation Services in Ankeny, is a recreational cyclist who was on his regular early morning ride toward Bondurant, relatives told investigators. Source:
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