The Ride of Silence is to HONOR and pay respect to those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. It exists also To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here and we have a legal right to ride on the roads. Please SHARE THE ROAD.

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  Killed 8/18/2021Robin Faught58Clear LakeIA
94-year-old Carroll Etchen of Clear Lake was driving south on Grouse Avenue, near 27th Street in Clear Lake around 11:15 a.m., when the vehicle struck a 58-year-old cyclist also traveling southbound in the same lane.
  Injured 5/16/2021Larry Ritland73Cedar RapidsIA
Larry was doing everything right - riding on a street with low traffic, he a headligh, tailight, high visibility clothing and still got leveled by a pick-up on a Sunday afternoon. The driver rolled through a stop sign and was speeding up when he hit Larry. Larry sustainied road rash, bruises and a fractured bone in his foot. His bike was totaled. The driver stopped and was cooperative and apologetic and Larry called 911. No word on charges. Ironically Larry crossed the entire USA by bicyucle last year accident-free only to be hit in his hometown.
  Injured 5/16/2021Ed H. Des MoinesIA
Ed was struck by a vehicle on the corner of Hickman and SE Alice Road. A fellow cyclist stayed with him until the ambulance arrived. No other details regarding injuries or fault are known.
  Injured 5/7/2021Ann Knupp57SpringvilleIA
Ann Knupp, 57 of Springville was struck by Cynthanee Heeren, 26, from Central City sending Ann into the east ditch of Whittier RD. Ann was life-flighted to U of I Hospital with serious injuries. No word on charges.
  Injured 4/22/2021unknown male juvenile  DavenportIA
A juvenile was injured when a suspect open-fired at a group of young boys on their bicycles. He was treated and released from the hospital. This was the same incident where 12-year-old Devell Johnson Junior was killed by the gunfire. Police believe a car pulled up when the boys were riding bikes in an alley and opened fire. Investigators do not believe this was a random act of violence and are asking for the public's help in trying to solve the crime.
  Killed 4/22/2021Devell Johnson Junior12DavenportIA
12-year-old Devell Johnson Junior was killed by the gunfire in Davenport when a suspect fired at a group of young boys on their bicycles. Another juvenile was treated and released from the hospital with minor injuries. Police believe a car pulled up when the boys were riding bikes in an alley and opened fire. Investigators do not believe this was a random act of violence and are asking for the public's help in trying to solve the crime.
  Injured 4/7/2021Andrew Pavlovec36CoralvilleIA
Andrew Pavlovec, 36 of Coralville was hit from behind by a 16 year old driver at 6am on a Wednesday morning. Andrew was transported to U of I hospital with serious injuries and died 2 days later. Police state the fatal crash is under investigation. UPDATE (1 month later) May 5th 2021 - Coralville Police Chief stated the vehicle traveling more than 20 miles per hour over the posted 35 mile-per-hour speed limit and the 16-year-old female driver was "actively using a social media application" when the crash happened. The teenager has been charged with vehicular homicide. Her name has not been released due to state law. When Andy died, he left behind two sons, 14 and 11 years old. Recycling was important to Andy and something he instilled in his kids, so it wasn’t too surprising for his family to learn he was a registered organ donor. Andy’s liver, heart, kidneys, and lungs were used in five life-saving transplants.
  Injured 12/25/2020unknown male58ProtivinIA
A 58-year-old man was on a bicycle when he was struck by a car around 2 a.m. Friday morning. It was a hit and run. Car parts left at the scene identified the car as a 2003-2007 Cadillac CTS with front end damage. The cyclist was taken to a hospital in Cresco and then transferred to Mayo Clinic with serious injuries. The Howard County Sheriff's Office was still looking for the driver.
  Killed 12/21/2020unknown male46DavenportIA
At 10pm Davenport police responded to a head-on crash. A car was traveling west-bound and was struck by a motorized bicycle traveling against traffic going the wrong way on the one way street. The bicyclist was identified as a 46-year-old man from Davenport who was prnounced dead at the hospital as a result of his injuries.
  Killed 12/1/2020June Darlene Judd82DanvilleIA
June was heading east in the outside lane of the old highway 34 when dump truck being driven by Marvin Jon Roy Creelman, 73, of Burlington, was traveling the same direction in the inside lane. June veered into Marvin's lane, he crossed the center line in an effort to avoid her. June continued into the inside lane and struck the dump truck. She was life-flighted to the U of I hospital when she died the next day.
  Killed 11/6/2020Steven Towne49TiffinIA
Steven Towne, 49 from Tiffin died on Sunday afternoon following a bicycle crash at Tiffin City Park. He riding an electric mountain bike on the bike trail when he lost control and struck a bridge railing. Towne was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.
  Killed 11/6/2020Desean Hoffman16EsthervilleIA
Desean Hoffman, 16, of Estherville died Saturday from injuries received after being struck by a car Friday evening around 6pm. The driver Gary Clymer, 66, of Estherville flagged down another driver to call 911 after he struck Desean from behind. Desean was transported to a local hospital then airlifted to South Dakota when he died of his injuries the next day. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
  Injured 9/7/2020Kelly Swanncut53SpencerIA
35-year-old Jesse Dammann of Spencer was traveling southbound on South Grand Avenue. As he approached the intersection, he observed a tipped over motorcycle on the east side of the road. When Damann looked back, he has struck 53-year-old Kelly Swanncut also of Spencer who was cycling through a cross walk. Damann says he did not see the crosswalk sign flashing. Teh driver stopped and aided the cyclist until police arrived. Swancutt was taken to Spencer Hospital and treated for a head wound and other injuries. There are no charges or citations being issued at this time.
  Injured 8/27/2020Mason Gravely32KnoxvilleIA
Mason was on a cross country bicycle tour promoting the Athletic Brewing Company from Stratford Conneticut. Mason was hit in the back by a passing Ford F150 along Hwy 92/5 between Knoxville and Pleasantville. He didn't get the gender or age of the driver but he was positive that the brake lights never engaged and there was no swerving or sudden movement of the driver to indicate an accidental or surprising collision. He believes the driver meant to buzz him and realized they hit me and decided to leave the scene before facing charges. the side mirrow busted off the truck. Mason was bruised up and sore, but still able to keep riding. A police report was filed and no further details.
  Killed 8/10/2020Thomas Rowland63SolonIA
Thomas Rowland, 63, of Solon died during the deracho when he was riding on a bike trail when a tree fell on him as strong storms ripped through Eastern Iowa. Thomas sustained severe injuries that ultimately led to his death on the scene.
  Killed 8/9/2020Nicole Kulaszewski18WaterlooIA
Nicole Kulaszewski, 18, of Waterloo was was heading home from a friend’s house at about 2 a.m. and was riding was riding EAST in the westbound lanes of Broadway Street when a car, driven by Cameron Stillwell, 26, of Waterloo, was traveling WEST in the westbound lanes when she struck Nicole head-on. Cameron pulled over, called 911 and told police she didn’t see the cyclist. Nicole was airlifted to Iowa City where she was later pronounced dead.
  Injured 8/7/2020Trevor Brunsvold24Mason CityIA
About 10am Traci Redeker of Manly struck struck cyclist Trevor Brunsvold, 24, of Mason City with the side mirror of her vehicle, throwing him from his bike. Redeker stated she did not see Brunsvold on the roadway. She transported Brunsvold to MercyOne in Mason City for his injuries. The two were both traveling south on Highway 65. Redeker was charged with operating a vehicle too close to a bicyclist. The incident remains under investigation.
  Killed 8/1/2020Ellen Bengtson28Charles CityIA
Ellen, 28, was riding her bike in Charles City when she was struck by Colby Elliott, age 43, of Clarksville at approx. 7:40pm. Ellen was air-lifted to MercyOne in Mason City, where she died from her injuries. Ellen was an environmental engineer at Cambrex Charles City having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering from Yale University and her Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in New York. She was originally from Richland, Washington when she moved to Charles City for the job at Cambrex. The crash remains under investigation.
  Killed 7/31/2020Stephen McDonald52KnoxvilleIA
Stephen McDonald, 52, from Jackson WY was struck from behind by Tiffany Turner, age 33, from Knoxville. Stephen was killed just north of the Highway G44 intersection at approx 8 am. Both the cyclist and car were traveling southbound. Stephen was declared dead at the scene. Stephen was on a tour across the US and biked nearly everywhere while he lived in Jackson since moving here in the 1990s. Has was married with four children. He was a longtime bootfitter at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and ran for Mayor of Jackson WY twice. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol are investigating.
  Killed 7/31/2020Blake Corporon20Cedar RapidsIA
Blake Corporon, 20, died in a bike accident near Dry Creek in Cedar Rapids. He suffered severe injuries from crashing into rocks off the bike trail. His family says he loved to ride his bike along that area. Police are still investigating it as an unattended death.
  Injured 7/23/2020Unidentifed Juvenile16WaterlooIA
A 16-year-old boy was hit in Waterloo on a sidewalk about 3 pm when a car, driven by Kevin Nobis, exited an alley and did not see the teen before hitting him. The teen was transported the hospital in Waterloo and then airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals. Nor word on injuires and no charges have been filed. The police continue to investigate.
  Killed 7/21/2020Ricky Cullum63Fort DodgeIA
Ricky Cullum, 63, was riding his bicycle northbound on the sidewalk on Kenyon Road in fort Dodge. The driver, Joseph Johnson, 34, made a right hand turn when Cullum’s bicycle collided into the side of Johnson’s car. Cullum was air lifted to a Des Moines hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died from the injuries a week later. No word on charges.
  Injured 7/17/2020Unidentified Female Juvenile DecorahIA
A female juvenile cyclist entered River Road in Decorah at 10am when 20-year-old Isabella Audetat of Wisconsin struck the cyclist. The driver was unable to stop. The cyclist was transported to the hospital. No updates on cyclist's condition, who was at fault if any charges were filed.
  Injured 7/13/2020Unidentifed Male Sioux City IA
A Sioux City cyclist was hit by a car in Sioux City around noon and taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The names and condition hadn't been released.
  Injured 7/8/2020Unidentifed Juvenile Cedar FallsIA
Around 12:35 p.m, a vehicle collided with a bike operated by a juvenile at the intersection near Main Street in Ceadr Falls. The cyclist was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to their lower body. Investigation is ongoing, though no charges have been filed.
  Injured 6/9/2020Spencer Weir14BurlingtonIA
Spencer Weir, 14 sustained traumatic brain injuries and fractures to his head, spine, arm, leg and foot while riding his bike to the roller rink Burlington around 9pm. The driver had a blood alcohol content level above the legal limit of .08. Weir's mother, filed a petition to seeking damages from Whittaker's acts of negligence including operating a vehicle while impaired. No further information.
  Injured 6/3/2020James Junkman56WaterlooIA
A bike and a vehicle collided at the intersection in Waterloo around 4:50 pm. Waterloo Fire Rescue took the cyclist, 56-year-old James Junkman, to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. No details on who hit him.
  Killed 5/23/2020Unidentifed Male9RussellIA
70 year old Patrick Conway struck and killed a 9-year-old in a head-on collision in the middle of the road in a residential neighborhood of Russell around 3:30pm. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Iowa State Patrol said alcohol and excessive speed have been ruled out and they are still investigating the crash. No Additional Details
  Injured 4/24/2020Unidentifed Male13IndependenceIA
A 13-year-old boy pedaled into the roadway from the ditch 2500 block of Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd, hitting the passenger side of the minivan as it passed by. The teen was taken to the hospital with minimal injuries.
  Killed 3/11/2020 Gary Lee Clipperton73BayardIA
Gary was cycling eastbound on Highway 141 at about 6:30 am when he was hit and killed from behind. He was less than 500 feet from Sparky’s One Stop in Bayard when he was a regular every morning for coffee. Gary was transported to a Des Moines hospital with life-threatening injuries where he passed away 6 days later. ISP stated there were no contact marks on the bicycle or marks on the roadway to show that Clipperton was directly hit while riding the bicycle, though the physician who treated him stated they believed his injuries were caused by being struck rather than falling off the bicycle. Information on the driver involved is unknown at this time and the crash is still under investigation.
  Killed 2/2/2020Gerrick T. Stotser45WaterlooIA
Gerrick was a victim of an early Sunday morning crash in the 1800 block of Greenhill Road. Gerrick was a seasoned year-round commuter, did not own a car (by choice) and was always well lit. He was hit coming home from work on early Sunday morning. He was father to 5 children. He was a member of the Cedar Falls Bike Pedestrian committee. he was riding on the road because the trail was not plowed. UPDATE JUNE 16th 2020: Frankie Mae Price, 26 was arrested and charged with eaving the scene of a fatal accident. Bond was set at $5,000. Court records indicate the cyclist was hit twice in the early morning hours of Feb. Once by Price and a second time by Alexander Nielsen after Price left Gerrick vulnerable position to be struck by another vehicle. Nielsen immediately called 911 and wasn’t charged, but a second lawsuit against Nielsen submitted by Stotser’s relative is still pending. 4/6/21 - Frankie Mae Price was sentenced to five years in prison in April 2021.
  Injured 1/24/2020Unidentified Male Council BluffsIA
A cyclist was struck from behind traveling westbound on 2nd Avenue by a 55 year old man arouind 7pm . The driver was arrested and charged with OWI and given a citation for no proof of insurance. The cyclist had extensive road rash and a large laceration on the back of his head and was transported to the hospital. A small piece of the bicycle's rear reflector was found lodged in the license plate bracket that matched the bicycle.
  Killed 1/6/2020Jermey Ray Williams46NewtonIA
Melvin Ties, 71 of Newton struck and killed a cyclist on Highway 6 and Imperial Ave near Newton at 4:30 am. Jermey was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police. The crash is still under investigation.
  Injured 12/23/2019Cody Timm33DavenportIA
Cody led police on a chase after a domestic disturbance call and was hit by one of the responding officer's squad cars. Cody fled the scene on a bicycle rode through alleys and yards. During the pursuit, Tim was stopped by a squad car where he landed on the hood and was apprehended and taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. Timm was charged with a violation of a protection order, possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts.
  Injured 12/9/2019Unidentified Person DavenportIA
Around 5:15pm, a vehicle headed westbound on Kimberly Road was approaching an intersection when they hit a cyclist. Police say the cyclist was trying to cross the road northbound against the red light. The cyclist was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The cyclist was cited for a red light violation. Both the bicycle and car were damaged in the accident.
  Injured 10/28/2019Carrie Ann Goodrich27SheffieldIA
Around 3:40 a.m. a semi driven by a 62 year old Dennis Gjerde of McCallsburg was traveling northbound on Highway 65 near Sheffield when he hit a bicyclist in the same lane. Carrie, 27, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, via air ambulance. The driver was not injured. No other details.
  Killed 10/17/2019Joseph Mann56MuscatineIA
Joe was struck and killed by a car driven by Timothy Lee Miller, 59, of Muscatine around 4:45pm. Mann was traveling southbound near 140th St. and Moscow Road in rural Muscatine County. Mann was a multi-year competitor of RAAM, he raced Trans-Iowa many years, rode several RAGBRAIs, he crewed for Sarah Cooper at RAAM and was a member of the Melon City Bike Club. The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.
  Killed 9/28/2019Kent Eugene Harfst57PiersonIA
Kent was participating in the Ride Across Iowa in a Day (RAID) bicycle ride when 19-year-old Aaron Joshua Albert of Mondamin was heading eastbound on county road D12 and struck Keny from behind around 6:35 a.m. near the top of a hill and in dark conditions. Kent landed in the ditch with critical injuries and was air-lifted to MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver was uninjured in the crash.
  Injured 9/26/2019Unidentified Male AnkenyIA
A male child was crossing NW 18th and State street about 4pm when he was hit by a school bus. The cyclist was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation was ongoing, but speed was "not believed to be a factor".
  Injured 9/26/2019Unidentified Male Iowa CityIA
28 year old Corey Turner hit a 12-year-old student while driving another student in a district-owned vehicle in Iowa City. No further details.
  Injured 9/23/2019Chris Welch Des MoinesIA
Chris was riding down 44th street as a car pulled out of a parked position. Chris hit the front of the car and skidded to the ground, his hand broken with multiple lacerations. Friends helped with the bike and got Chris to the hospital. Charges are pending.
  Injured 9/22/2019Caitlin Lindsey Moore32Iowa Falls IA
Caitlin was riding her bicycle through the parking lot at a high rate of speed and failed to yield to the 17-year-old driver when she entered Main Street. Moore was taken to Hansen Family Hospital by Iowa Falls EMS with serious injuries.
  Injured 9/9/2019Unidentified Person DavenportIA
A cyclist failed to stop at a stop sign at the corner of Sturdevant and Rockingham Road and hit a car around 10 pm. The cyclist was not seriously hurt, but was still taken to the hospital. The cyclist has been charged.
  Injured 8/13/2019Unidentified Male UrbandaleIA
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of 34th Street and Urbandale Ave on Tuesday afternoon to a report of a cyclist versus car accident. The male cyclist was hit by a car. the windshield was cracked and the cyclist’s belongings were on the ground. The cyclist was alert and suffered minor injuries, according to police. The crash remains under investigation.
  Killed 8/12/2019Devin Estabrook49MuscatineIA
Devin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Monday on U. S. Highway 61 south of Muscatine near the intersection with 41st Street South. Devin, an organ donor, was airlifted from the scene to a hospital in Peoria, Ill. 3 months later (Nov), Terry Gough, 52, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatality accident. Reports indicate Gough did not stop and render aid as required by law and later drove past the scene again when emergency vehicles were present investigating the incident, Leaving the scene of a fatality accident is a class "D" felony punishable by a prison term of not to exceed five years and a fine of between $750 and $7,500.
  Injured 8/8/2019Unidentified Female MacksburgIA
A female cyclist was hit from behind north of Macksburg on Pitzer Rd. The driver failed to give her enough space as he passed. The cyclist was air-lifted to a hospotal and was in ICU for days due to internal bleeding and required surgery for a fractured hand. The driver received no citation.
  Injured 8/7/2019Unidentified Male4WaterlooIA
A 4-year-old boy was struck by a 12 year old driver. The father of the driver did give his son permission to drive the vehicle. The cyclist was taken to UofI Hospital for treatment. His name was not released. The father was charged with child endangerment and aiding and abetting serious injury by auto and sentanced to seven years in prison.
  Injured 8/5/2019Reid Burkle13ElyIA
Heidi Burkle, 45, and her son, 13-year-old Reid Burkle were riding bikes near Ely were seriously injured when they were hit by a truck driven by 39-year-old Trevin Greeneby around 8 pm. The cyclists were taken to a Cedar Rapids hospital before being flown to UofI hospital with serious injuries. The driver was not hurt. The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.
  Injured 8/5/2019Heidi Burkle45ElyIA
Heidi Burkle, 45, and her son, 13-year-old Reid Burkle were riding bikes near Ely were seriously injured when they were hit by a truck driven by 39-year-old Trevin Greeneby around 8 pm. The cyclists were taken to a Cedar Rapids hospital before being flown to UofI hospital with serious injuries. The driver was not hurt. The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.
  Injured 7/23/2019Unidentified Male #457IndianolaIA
Two people are hospitalized after a crash during RAGBRAI Tuesday near Indianola. The crash happened at the bottom of a steep hill. Police said a 22-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man crashed into each other as they were coming down at high speeds. Both of them were airlifted from the scene to Des Moines hospitals. The injured woman suffered head and facial injuries and was hospitalized in critical condition. The man suffered head and internal injuries.
  Injured 7/23/2019Unidentified Male #2 IndianolaIA
Three RAGBRAI riders were transported to the hospital in critical condition. One was air-lifted with head and internal injuries and two others via ambulance. It is unclear what led to the crash. No further details.
  Injured 7/23/2019Unidentified Female #522IndianolaIA
Two people are hospitalized after a crash during RAGBRAI Tuesday near Indianola. The crash happened at the bottom of a steep hill. Police said a 22-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man crashed into each other as they were coming down at high speeds. Both of them were airlifted from the scene to Des Moines hospitals. The injured woman suffered head and facial injuries and was hospitalized in critical condition. The man suffered head and internal injuries.
  Injured 7/23/2019Unidentified Female #3 IndianolaIA
Three RAGBRAI riders were transported to the hospital in critical condition. One was air-lifted with head and internal injuries and two others via ambulance. It is unclear what led to the crash. No further details.
  Injured 7/23/2019Unidentified Female #1 IndianolaIA
Three RAGBRAI riders were transported to the hospital in critical condition. One was air-lifted with head and internal injuries and two others via ambulance. It is unclear what led to the crash. No further details.
  Killed 7/23/2019Dilail Salkic22WaterlooIA
Dilail died from injuries from a hit and run crash in about 4pm in the area of Western Avenue and West Third Street. Witnesses reported seeing a yellow car collide with the bike, and officers discovered the car parked nearby with the passenger side of the car’s windshield caved in. Police arrested 42 year old L.A. Jefferson and charged him with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. Hiis bond was set at $100,000. - UPDATE Jan 14th 2020 - Authorities upgraded charges to 'homicide by vehicle' and Jefferson is being held without bond.
  Killed 7/10/2019Jim Stoffer66BettendorfIA
Jim died from injuries sustained during a crash on Forest Grove Drive around 7:30 pm. Police initually suspected a medical event had caused him to lose control. The autopsy ruled out a medical problem, and the death was declared an accident. The cause of death was massive head trauma. There were no signs of a hit and run, no signs of getting clipped and the bike scratches and markings gave no indication of foul-play, but the injuries sustained seemed way more than a simple fall. His death is still a mystery and his wife and family continue to investigate what really happened.
  Killed 6/27/2019Unidentified Person BelmondIA
DOT data shows a fatal bicycle crash near Belmond, Iowa on June 27, 2019 on 55 mph section of Hwy 69 traveling south. The crash occurred between 8 and 10 PM. Conditions were clear and dry on an unlit roadway. The crash involved a bicyclist and the driver of a pickup truck. The crash was reported as a hit and run. No other info could be found.
  Injured 6/26/2019Unidentified Male OttumwaIA
Witnesses say a car had the right of way when a cyclist crossed into its path at theintersection of Jefferson and Main streets just after 7 pm. The cyclist was taken to Ottumwa Regional Health Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash is under investigation, and citations are pending.
  Killed 6/21/2019Thomas McKenna85Sioux CityIA
A motorist attempted to pass Thomas and then turn right at an intersection. The vehicle struck and killed Thomas who was on a trike with flags and reflectors. He was on Lakeport Street near Glenn Avenue in Sioux City. No other info could be found.
  Died 6/17/2019James “Greenie” Green79Des MoinesIA
Former RAGBRAI Director Jim Green passed away from heath complications. He had been struggling with health issues after a stroke two years ago. "Greenie” worked at the Des Moines Register for 30 years and served as the Director of RAGBRAI for 15 of those 30 years. His work with RAGBRAI focused on making the ride safer for everyone. RIP Greenie
  Injured 6/15/2019Gaston Gonnerman15WaverlyIA
Gaston was was cycling down a hill and was hit by a vehicle at 5pm on Saturday. He suffered facial lacerations, head and back injuries. The driver, 44-year-old Bridgette Gruenberg of Iowa City said her view of traffic was blocked by another vehicle that was turning and didn’t see the bike until the last moment before the crash. No citations were issued.
  Injured 6/13/2019Keion Bridges10WaterlooIA
Keion was riding his bike southbound across Franklin Street when he collided with a pickup truck traveling east. The bicycle became lodged underneath the front tires. The pickup had the right-a-way according to police. The driver, 53-year-old William J. Kirby of Coggon, wasn’t injured nor cited. No word on Keion's injuries.
  Killed 6/13/2019Charles Fluharty64Sioux CityIA
Charles was crossing an intersection not far from Battery Park when a pickup collided with Charles. Police say the truck dragged the cyclist for 10 to 15 feet before stopping. Edy Guevara was arrested in December (almost 6 months later) on two counts of vehicular homicide. He was held on a $30,000 bond. Guevara, 37, had alcohol and marijuana in his system at the time he killed Charles. Guevara told police he was texting on his phone at the time of the collision. Video surveillance footage obtained showed Guevara striking Charles. Guevara accelerated and drug Charles an estimated 66 feet before stopping. 1/30/21 - Edy Guevara was sentenced after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated. Court documents say Guevara told investigators he was texting on his phone when he hit Fluharty.
  Injured 6/11/2019Unidentified Male BettendorfIA
A cyclist was hit by a passing vehicle on Forest Grove Drive in Bettendorf. The driver did not stop and left the bicyclist on the ground. A good samaritan witnessed the accident and stopped to assist the cyclist until the cyclist's family to get there. No further details.
  Died 6/8/2019Charles “Tom” Bridge67CarnarvonIA
Charles of Omaha NE was riding the Sauk Rail Trail from Lake View to Breda and collapsed near the Trailside Inn in Carnarvon with a heart attack. Emergency responders took Charles to a Hospital in Lake City, where he was pronounced dead. “He passed away ... while doing something he loved with people that he loved, cycling in Iowa,” Bridge’s obituary said. He was an outlaw, a cowboy, a genuine soul who surrounded himself with friends of the highest quality and character, a family man who lived selflessly. RIP Tom.
  Injured 6/2/2019Unidentified Female DubuqueIA
A driver failed to see a woman riding bike. The cyclist was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No further details.
  Injured 5/31/2019Unidentified Male Des MoinesIA
A car passed cyclist riding North on Beaver Ave and immediately turned into a parking lot. The cyclist hit car and the driver stopped. No injuries or police report filed. This happened right across the street from Beaverdale Bicycles and they witnessed.
  Injured 5/23/2019Unidentified Person South AmanaIA
Troopers say a cyclist didn't yield the right of way to a vehicle driven by Jessica Ann Marie Schulte, 29, of South Amana as they were crossing an Iowa County road at 3 p.m. on a Friday. Aircare took the cyclist to University of Iowa Hospital.
  Injured 5/16/2019Dominic Hatcher WoodbineIA
Police say an SUV hit Dominic at an intersection on Woodbine near his home. Dominic was taken to Children's Hospital in Omaha with a severe concussion, fractured skull and some brain bleeding. no further details.
  Injured 5/14/2019Unidentified Cyclist's - child #2 Charles CityIA
A car hit a bike towing two small children Monday afternoon in Charles City. Joann Brookings, 72 of Ionia, turned left onto North Main Street, hit the bike and tipped it over. Police say there children were checked and did not need to be taken to the hospital. Brookings was cited for failure to yield upon a left turn.
  Injured 5/14/2019Unidentified Cyclist's - child #1 Charles CityIA
A car hit a bike towing two small children Monday afternoon in Charles City. Joann Brookings, 72 of Ionia, turned left onto North Main Street, hit the bike and tipped it over. Police say there children were checked and did not need to be taken to the hospital. Brookings was cited for failure to yield upon a left turn.
  Injured 5/14/2019Unidentified Cyclist Charles CityIA
A car hit a bike towing two small children Monday afternoon in Charles City. Joann Brookings, 72 of Ionia, turned left onto North Main Street, hit the bike and tipped it over. Police say there children were checked and did not need to be taken to the hospital. Brookings was cited for failure to yield upon a left turn.
  Killed 5/12/2019William Shepard55Council BluffsIA
Arriving deputies found a man with serious injuries just before 2:30 a.m at Old Lincoln Highway and Northline Drive in Council Bluffs. The man, later identified as William Shepard was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The vehicle that hit him had fled. Two days later Robert Christensen, 56, (a retired police officer) of rural Council Bluffs came forward who thought they hit something, possibly a deer," Sheriff said Sunday. (Deputies) found damage to the vehicle consistent with the accident. Christensen did not stop at the time of the collision and continued home. He drove back through the scene, but did not contact law enforcement regarding his involvement until about 7:30 a.m. May 12. UPDATE 3/2/20 Retired police officer, Bob Christensen, 56, pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of cyclist. A judge immediately sentenced Bob to two years probation.
  Killed 5/10/2019Steve "Sprint" Selzer72Iowa CityIA
Steve "Sprint" Selzer, 72, of Iowa City passed away while riding trike on Friday, May 10th 2019. Sprint rode RAGBRAI from 1975-present, and co-founded the storied Sprint Selzer Bicycle Club, becoming a beloved figure throughout the state.The Sprint Selzer Bicycle Club was one of the very first RAGBRAI bike "clubs" formed. No foul play.
  Killed 5/7/2019David Lorentz Schuldt83Iowa CityIA
David L. Schuldt, 83 years young, of Iowa City died after being struck from behind Monday morning on old U.S. Highway 218 just south of Iowa City. The driver of the minivan,Shaena Elizabeth Beachy, 26, of Kalona,couldn't move to the left to avoid Schuldt because of traffic in the adjacent lane and hit him, according to the Iowa State Patrol. The State Patrol report says the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time. Schuldt began duties as a minister in 1965 and officiated more than 700 weddings. UPDATE 5/13/21 - A ghost bike was placed to honor Dave on old Highway 18.
  Killed 4/1/2019Brandon Fitzgerald14KeokukIA
14-year-old Fitzgerald was riding his bicycle and being pulled by a 2012 Chevrolet Impala driven by 18-year-old Jeremy Christopher Gilette, of Fort Madison, when he fell from the bike and landed on the pavement. Fitzgerald was transported to Unity Point Hospital where he died from injuries. Gillette is charged with Homicide by Vehicle, A Class C Felony.
  Injured 2/18/2019Fred Hubbell68ScottsdaleIA
Iowa businessman and former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell was hit by a car while riding his bike in Scottsdale, Arizona. According a family friend, a motorist ran a red light and struck Hubbell on Friday. Hubbell has undergone two different surgeries for a broken pelvis. The injuries are not life-threatening but will require significant physical therapy.
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  Injured 11/13/2018Todd Slaymaker34West Des MoinesIA
Todd was commuting to work in West Des Moines and riding on a parallel bike side-path. Todd came to an intersection (he had the right of way). He paused made eye contact with a driver, who stopped, so Todd crossed, and then the same driver took off. Todd was OK, but the bike was not rideable due to a taco'd wheel. The driver did stop and offered to pay for damages.
  Injured 10/29/2018Unidentified Male Des MoinesIA
Unknown male cyclist was struck by a while crossing Martin Luther King Jr Parkway (MLK) on Inter-Urban Trail in Des Moines. The Cyclist was conscious and was setting on the ground. Reports indicated the car stopped and police and ambulance were on the scene. No details on which way the car or cyclist was headed or who was at fault.
  Injured 10/23/2018Unidentified Female Council BluffsIA
An unidentified female critically injured in a traffic accident near Kanesville and Main in Council Bluffs around 10:30am on a Tuesday morning. Police say the bicyclist was northbound on the sidewalk at the intersection. North and southbound traffic had a green light. Kathryn Anderson, 19, of Council Bluffs, was southbound and turning east onto Kanesville Blvd. As she made her turn, she did not see the bicyclist crossing the road and they collided. Investigators said Anderson had the green light, but aren't sure if the bicyclist had a walk or don't walk signal. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital for treatment of critical head injuries. The investigation of the accident continues.
  Killed 9/25/2018Gary Long70Estherville IA
Gary Long, 70, was killed around 8:30am on a roadway west of Estherville in Dickinson County. A van, driven by 36-year-old Kory Doll of Estherville, hit Gary who was in the roadway next his bicycle. The report states another vehicle in front of Doll obstructed his view. He swerved in an attempt to avoid the collision, but was unable to avoid striking Long, who died at the scene.
  Injured 9/11/2018Kevin Sean Zehnder37Lake ViewIA
Kevin Sean Zehnder, was traveling on a bicycle near the intersection of North Blossom and 3rd Streets at approximately 7 p.m. Zehnder entered the intersection and was struck by 33-year-old Adam Babcock of Sac City, who was operating the pickup truck. Zehnder was transported to Loring Hospital and was later airlifted to a Des Moines hospital with life-threatening injuries. Lake View Chief of Police said an investigation into the accident is ongoing.
  Killed 9/5/2018Rudy Moses21AtlanticIA
21-year-old Kayla Elliott was driving a suburban when she struck 21-year-old Rudy Moses’ bicycle around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of West 6th and Locust streets. Moses was airlifted to the hospital but later died. The cause of the crash was still under investigation.
  Injured 9/2/2018Unidentified Male9Council BluffsIA
A 9-year-old boy attempted to cross Avenue G in Council Bluffs on his bike by cutting between two parked cars. A driver passing by was unable to see him and struck him. The boy was not wearing a helmet, but he suffered only minor injuries. He was transported to Nebraska Medicine for a head laceration. After an investigation, no citations were issued.
  Killed 8/30/2018Jeffrey Alan Scott54Central CityIA
59-year-old Melinda Lawrence was driving home in Central City when she Jeff riding his bicycle. Lawrence followed Scott into the back parking lot of the Dollar General Store hitting him and leaving the scene with Scott's bicycle trailer pinned under her car. She didn't call for help or try to render aid before leaving. The deputy reported smelling alcoholic beverage coming from Lawrence's car and then asked her about the damage her car had. Witnesses called 911 to report an unresponsive man behind the Dollar General Store. An investigation found Lawrence was operating a vehicle while under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.168 and willfully hit Jeff with the intent to commit an assault with a deadly weapon. The investigation also found Lawrence left the scene intentionally knowing Scott had been hit and injured. Lawrence has been arrested and charged with Murder 1st, Homicide by Vehicle, and Leaving the Scene of a Fatality Accident. Update Jan 2020 - Melinda Lawrence was originally charged with first-degree murder, homicide by vehicle and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. According to the plea deal, she plead guilty to vehicular homicide while armed with a dangerous weapon. Lawrence faces up to 40 years in prison
  Injured 8/28/2018Unidentified Female8AltaIA
An 8 year old girl was hit and knocked off her bike by a pick-up just before 2 p.m. Sunday. The pick-up fled the scene. The crash caused a significant head trauma and she was taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. No updates.
  Injured 8/27/2018Unidentified Male13AltoonaIA
A 13-year-old Altoona boy was in serious condition after being struck by a car while riding his bike across at street near Walmart at 1:30 p.m. on a Monday The driver stopped and signaled for the teen to cross at a sidewalk about 50 feet away from the intersection. As the cyclist crossed, he did not see the other vehicle heading north on 36th Avenue. The teenager was transported by ambulance to the local hospital, where he underwent surgery. No one has been charged in the incident. (Hit & Run?)
  Killed 8/22/2018Eugene David Harding31Cedar FallsIA
31-year-old Eugene Harding received multiple head injuries in the crash after he was struck by a car Wednesday evening around 6:20pm. The driver, Nicole Andreesen, 32, of Waverly, told police she was headed east on Broadway Street and had reached down to get a cigarette. When she looked back up, the bicyclist was in the middle of the roadway and was unable to stop in time, she told police. Eugene died 3 days later from head injuries. The driver was charged with steering too close to a bicyclist. The charge is a simple misdemeanor and is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $250 fine.
  Injured 8/14/2018David Strittmater60Mason CityIA
David Strittmater, 60, was injured after he struck a car driven by Lisa Campbell, 36, of Mason City, while riding his bike Tuesday afternoon shortly before 5pm. He was transported to Mercy Medical Center with a "non-life threatening head injury. Strittmater was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device after he hit the side of Campbell’s vehicle. Campbell was cited with failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.
  Injured 8/13/2018Unidentified Male14Cedar RapidsIA
A 14 year old boy said he was riding his bike eastbound on the sidewalk south of Boyson Road NE when he crossed an intersection on the sidewalk. he saw a black SUV, with a possibly white female with blonde hair driving come up to the stop sign and stop and then proceeded to drive forward. The boy said he was hit by the center of the front bumper and grill area before he tumbled onto the top of the hood. He was then thrown forward off the bike. The boy said the SUV backed up while he picked up the items that he dropped and then the woman driving the SUV drove off.
  Killed 7/31/2018David Freeland52DavenportIA
David, was riding a bicycle north on Brady Street in Davenport when he was struck from behind by 34 year old Marcus Shaw whose vehicle had with no plates. Shaw fled the scene and was caught after a high-speed chase and running stop signs in a residential area. A witness in one of the vehicles said they were “joy riding” on Brady Street and swerved across all four lanes of traffic. Speed surveys done from videos confirmed their speeds were are high as 72 mph blocks from the crash site. Shaw had already served 7 years in prison for shooting a 17 year old in 2012. Shaw, 34, pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle-drag racing, a Class D felony, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison.
  Killed 7/28/2018Darrel Ford56Des MoinesIA
Witnesses told police that a full-size, sport utility vehicle struck 56-year-old Darrel Ford on his bicycle at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Woodland Avenue at 1am. The SUV driver fled the scene, traveling south on MLK. Ford, of Des Moines,was transported to a hospital, where he died. Anthony J. McGilvrey was the last known driver.
  Injured 7/10/2018Richard Deming AltoonaIA
While training for an Ironman race Dr. Deming was riding in what's called a “pace line” just north of Altoona. Riders line up single file with only an inch between their tires in order to draft off the leader. Deming says his group was hitting speeds of up to 28 miles per hour. The man in front of him tapped tires with a rider two bikes up. The rider crashed, and Deming didn't have time to react. Deming says he ran over the guy and he got vaulted off his bike and he went down a lawn dart on his head. Deming lost consciousness. He says luckily a Mercy neurosurgeon was riding behind him and avoided the crash. The fellow doctor made sure Deming was positioned correctly and instructed a rider to call 911. When he awoke at the hospital he found out he suffered a fractured clavicle, scapula, several fractured ribs, a punctured lung, and a concussion. Deming is the founder of Above and Beyond Cancer and is recovering well.
  Injured 7/6/2018Sal Locota Bass57WaterlooIA
Sal was hit from behind at 9:30 pm near the intersection of Big Rock Road and US Highway 63. The driver, 55-year-old Kerri Gamerdinger, was driving northbound and didn't see the bike until the last minute because her lights were dim. Gamerdinger said she tried to veer left, but there was traffic. She hit Sal with the car mirror. Sal was taken to Allen Medical Center by Waterloo Fire for an evaluation. No further details.
  Killed 7/2/2018Connie Inks54 WaterlooIA
Connie was hit at about 6:05 a.m. Monday morning on Highway 218 just north of Washburn as both the bike rider and the vehicle were headed southbound. she was pronounced dead at the Covenant Medical Center shortly after the crash. The vehicle was driven by Joshua Summerhays, 39, of Waterloo. Police investigated for 3 months and showed Summerhays was “distracted by an electronic device at the time of the accident.” Summerhays was also under the influence of methamphetamine, opiates, and benzodiazepines at the time of the crash. He was charged with vehicular homicide in Oct 2018 and was sentanced to 50 years in prison on March 12th 2019. His sentance was 25 years each for charges of homicide by vehicle and conspiracy to deliver meth following a plea. Both sentences were stacked consecutively for a total of 50 years behind bars. He was also ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to Inks’ estate, and fined $5,000 plus costs and surcharges for the meth charge. He must serve about eight years in prison on the drug charge before he will be eligible for parole. Connie was a Sumner native and a longtime cyclist, rower and tri-athlete and had earned about 90 medals in the sports as of 2005, winning the Iowa Games and other competitions. She was also one of the top female rowers in the country in the 2000s.
  Injured 7/1/2018Jared Jablonski30UrbandaleIA
Jerad fell victim to a hit and run in early 2018 after the floods where he was crossing a cross-walk.
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