Athens cyclist struck in fatal wreck speaks out for first time

Cyclist speaks for first time after crash

ATHENS, GA - An Athens cyclist struck by a driver speaks on camera for the first time about the wreck that killed a UGA grad student and injured another.

Brian Molloy, owner of Hub Bicycles in Athens, says the tragic incident happened so fast.

On Monday he went for a bike ride with 25-year-old Ashley Block and Mitchell Enfinger.

“Halfway down the road I see a car in the middle of the road. And I’m thinking she’s going to stop for us. I could tell it was a woman,” he recalls.

Athens-Clarke County Police say Whitney Baker Howard crossed the center line, hitting the three cyclists while allegedly driving under the influence.

Investigators say she never made an attempt to stop.

"I yelled watch out as loud as I could yell,” Molloy said.

But, that wasn't enough. Molloy was struck on the shoulder, Block was killed and Mitchell Enfinger is fighting for his life.

“Mitchell, he's a fighter,” Molloy said.

A day after the wreck, Molloy took a group on a bike ride Block.

There's a GoFundMe page set up for Enfinger who remains in critical condition.

As for Howard, her charges include homicide with a vehicle and driving under the influence of drugs. Records show she has a charge still pending for another DUI from this past June.

Since the tragic incident, the community has come together. Molloy has a message for drivers.

“Be present when you're driving. Make good decisions,” he said.

There's a memorial service planned for Ashley Block at a church in Athens Thursday morning at 10 a.m. It will be held at the Emanuel Episcopal Church on Prince Avenue.


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