Athens cycling community holds vigil to honor slain biker

Cyclists in Athens come together after crash

ATHENS, Ga. -- Family, friends and the cycling community gathered in Athens Tuesday night to remember a UGA graduate student who was killed after a driver hit her and two other cyclists.

Ashley Block, 25 was riding her bike near the intersection of Anderson Lane and Athena Drive Monday night when she was struck and killed by Whitney Baker Howard. Athens-Clarke County Police say Howard was under the influence of drugs when her car slammed into Block and two other cyclists.

On Tuesday, cyclists from Athens embarked on a bike ride in honor of her and Mitchell Enfinger, who was hit and remains hospitalized in critical condition. Brian Molloy was also hit, but was only clipped by the vehicle's mirror and suffered minor injuries to his left arm.

MORE | Photos from the scene

In lieu of flower and gifts, the Blocks have asked that donations be made in Ashley's name to any of the following organizations that were closest to her heart:

Athens Area Humane Society

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Athens, GA

Sewanee Annual Fund (one of Ashley's goals was to have 100% class participation, no matter the amount)

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