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Well-known racing cyclist Dwayne "Highly" Falkner, 60, dead after his bike is struck by a car on 17th Avenue and Pecos Road near Phoenix, Arizona
Modified Date:Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:49pm
Accident Date:Wednesday, November 12, 2014
There have been numerous traffic fatalities over the years along Pecos Road (in Phoenix. It’s a stretch of about 7 miles), including one other cyclist back in 2004, and numerous motorist fatalities and of course numerous serious injuries; including this serious ped injury due to a driver’s gross distraction just a few months ago.
Mr Faulkner is known in the cycling world as "Highly" Faulker. He is pictured on the left during a September, 2009 ride at Canyon de Chelly national monument.
"[Faulkner was] a super fast 50+ mountain biker," said Tim Fleming, director of Fleming Wealth Strategies racing team. Fleming said his teammate was Faulkner's friend. "He raced on 24-hour teams with some of the guys from the Phoenix Consumers Cycling Club. Very sad."
A terrible crash claimed the life of a cyclist and it's left locals asking isn't there some way to make it safer for bicycles on the streets of the valley.
Tim Porthouse, President of Vitesse Cycling and Triathlon Club spoke about the loss. “Highly was a much loved member of our team and a well-known cyclist in the Phoenix Mountain Biking and road biking community,” said Tim.
Our Rancho Feliz Extreme Sport/Extreme Karma events will never be the same without original "Guardian Warrior" Highly Falkner. We miss your presence already Highly. Gil
Roadway:17th Avenue and Pecos Road
County:Maricopa County, AZ