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Memorial Held for Craig Murphey

4:44 PM EDT on October 22, 2007

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Friends of Craig Murphey held a memorial ride Saturday, and installed a ghost bike near the spot where he was struck by a commercial truck last week.

Police say Murphey was killed riding on the wrong side of Union Avenue while racing the truck to the intersection of Ten Eyck Street, near his home, just after 4 a.m. last Thursday. Friends say this would have been unlike Murphey, an experienced cyclist who rode daily from Brooklyn to his job in Harlem. There is also doubt as to which direction Murphey would have been traveling, based on accounts of his whereabouts around the time of the collision.

Streetsblog has been unable to determine the identity of another Brooklyn cyclist who died hours after Murphey, at Utica Avenue and Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. If anyone has any information, please send us an e-mail or leave a comment.

Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg/Flickr 

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