CLEVELAND - Sylvia Bingham was riding her bike to her workplace at East 46 and Prospect Avenue on Sept. 15, 2009, but the 22-year-old never made it.
Bingham, a Yale graduate, was struck and killed when a truck driven by Herschel Roberts made a right turn into the path of Bingham at East 21 and Prospect.
In November, 2011, Cuyahoga County Judge Daniel Gaul found Roberts guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide. He was sentenced to three years in prison. His driver's license has also been suspended for life.
To mark the 3rd anniversary of her death, cyclists will ride from Edgewater Park's lower pavilion to East 46 and Prospect, stopping at East 21 to honor her with the unveiling of a memorial plaque. The Saturday, Sept. 15 ride will gather beginning at noon and depart the pavilion at 1 p.m.
Cyclists are asked to wear white and ride in silence. In the facebook event invitation, cyclists were asked to obey traffic laws, "... like Sylvia we are going to be following the rules of the road, stopping at lights and stop signs."
Bike Cleveland, the Ohio City Bike Co-op and Alex Nosse, Bingham's boyfriend at the time of her death are among the organizers of the ride.
Bingham's parents, who reside in California, are expected to attend the event.
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