Cyclist Fatality in Denver

Not much is known. Hope someone puts up a ghost bike this week in memory

From Denver Post

Witnesses told police it appeared the bicyclist hit a curb and then went down and was hit by a passing truck, said Detective John White, spokesman for the Denver Police Department. The name of the truck's driver was not released, and no charges were announced in the case, which was under investigation Tuesday.

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Help Needed with Ghost Bike

Message from the victim's Boyfriend:

Here is his post to reddit:

Hey r/bicycling.
My girlfriend was hit and killed by a truck yesterday in Denver. She was 23 years old. She just moved out there from our apartment in Brooklyn. I was going to move out there with her after Christmas. I though I was going to marry this girl, and I just don't know what to do now. I feel like my heart has been torn out and run over.
I don't know if any of you live in Denver, but I want to get a ghost bike set up for her. I'm only going to be in Denver for a day and a half this weekend, and I don't know if I'll be able to do it myself. If you're in Denver and think you can help please let me know.
My girlfriend and I biked everywhere. Not just for ourselves but for everyone around us. For a better world, with less pollution and healthier people. She led by example. She was constantly volunteering for organizations and events that promoted animal welfare, cycling, and environmental awareness. The world needs more people like her, not less.
If you think you can help me in any way, please let me know. I won't be able to pay much attention to my computer till I'm out in Denver, but anything helps.

ghost bike

I have bikes you can choose from for the display and may be able to help with building it. Let us know.
Praying for your strength during this difficult time.

Darrell West
Major Taylor Cycling Club of Denver Inc.

Update on Fatality by Denver Post

A bicyclist killed Tuesday when she was hit by a truck in the Cherry Creek North section of Denver was a 23-year-old woman, the city's medical examiner's office said Wednesday.
Gelseigh Karl-Cannon, of Denver, was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center after the crash, which happened about 11 a.m. near East First Avenue and Clayton Street, city fire officials said. Witnesses told police it appeared Karl-Cannon hit a curb and fell and then was hit by a passing truck. She died of "complications of pelvic crush injury," according to the medical examiner's office, which ruled her death an accident.