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Ghost Bike Dedication for Alex Marietta
Sunday, September 10, 2023, 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
intersection of Davenport Avenue and Kimberly Street in Davenport, Iowa.
Registration is not Required
On June 3, 2021, Bobby Fitzgerald Hunt, Jr. drove over 70 mph through red lights and on the gravel shoulder of East Kimberly Road at 3 in the afternoon. He was drunk. By bad coincidence Alex Marietta left work on his bicycle and crossed East Kimberly Road with the traffic light in his favor at the same time. Fitzgerald struck and killed Alex and fled the scene.
On May 11, 2022, Fitzgerald was convicted and sentenced to 55 years in prison for homicide.
A Ghost Bike is an old bike, painted white that is left behind as a signpost of a tragic death, caused by a motorist. It’s a reminder for drivers to cease distracted driving and share the road with cyclists.
Recently, an anonymous, Good Samaritan left a Ghost Bike for Alex where he was hit and killed.