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Lance Hart remembered as artist and friend at memorial event

Avatar by on July 24th, 2019 at 8:37 am

People gathered near a ghost bike for Lance Hart at SE Flavel and 78th.
(Photo: BikeLoudPDX)

Last night friends of Lance Hart joined with safe streets advocates to remember the 32-year-old who was killed while bicycling on June 23rd.
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DA charges man with manslaughter, DUI, and reckless driving in crash that killed bicycle rider

Avatar by on July 2nd, 2019 at 9:58 am

Charging document and probable cause affidavit. (PDF)

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has filed an indictment against Nicholas Martinez, the driver who struck and killed Lance Hart while he rode his bicycle on SE Flavel Street in the early morning hours of June 23rd.

Martinez, who faced a judge at a hearing this morning, is being charged on three counts: Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Driving.

In the probable cause affidavit filed last week, Deputy DA Kelley Rhoades said a witness saw Martinez get into his car at the 7-11 on SE 82nd and Flavel and then leave the parking lot “in an aggressive manner ‘at a high rate of speed'” just prior to the crash. Here’s an excerpt from the affidavit:
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Bicycle rider dies in collision on SE Flavel – UPDATED

Avatar by on June 23rd, 2019 at 7:53 am

Looking eastbound on Flavel near 78th. Local residents say this is a popular route for cycling.

A man riding a bicycle was killed this morning. Police say the man was involved in a collision with someone driving a sedan on SE Flavel near 78th.[Read more…]