Vigil To Be Held Thursday Night For Cyclist Killed In Flagstaff Crash

Jun 3, 2021

A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday evening for a Flagstaff cyclist who was killed last week when a tow truck driver ran a red light.

A memorial has been set up in honor of the six victims of last Friday's crash, including Flagstaff resident Joanna Wheaton who died at the scene. At least two others remain in the hospital with severe injuries. A tow truck driver ran a red light and hit the cyclists participating in a group ride promoting bicycle safety and advocacy.
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Joanna Wheaton was among six people hit, and at least two people remain at the hospital with severe injuries. The cyclists were part of a large group ride promoting bike safety and advocacy last Friday evening when the crash occurred at the intersection of Beaver Street and Butler Avenue.

Thursday’s vigil begins at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Park. Organizers request participants bring flameless electric candles and wear masks.