John Daughtery, 77, was killed on SR58 in Roane County, TN yesterday when he was hit by a pickup truck.
If you have rode in a charity ride in the Knoxville area you've probably seen or met John. You may have only known him as I did "as the old dude that just left me in the dust" or for the locals there in Knoxville you may have known him better. Always seemed like a nice man and a safe rider.
I am dismayed that there have been no charges filed. The road is straight in the place where he was hit.
I gather he was riding in a relatively "safe" area (straight road + shoulder). It's such a shame.
I'm getting tired of reading about (and seeing) idiot drivers on the roads. I hope law enforcement takes this seriously. A cyclist killed by a negligent or reckless driver is just as dead as a murder victim.