Flagstaff community gathers in support of victims after fatal collision with a tow truck and bicycle | Local



In the days since a tow truck collided with six cyclists on Friday night, there has been a surge of grief and support from Flagstaff residents and businesses.

Flagstaff-based local activist Joanna “Jo” Wheaton, 29, died in the collision while four others remained in the hospital.

The victims were attending a bicycle safety event hosted by the FLG Bike Party, a collective of local bicycle lawyers, when the accident occurred.

Little is currently known about the condition or even the identity of those admitted to the hospital. It appears that two of those being treated in the hospital are parishioner Andres Adauto, better known to many as “Dapper Dre” and Sarah-Grace “SG” Crocco, according to social media posts.

Fundraising campaigns were set up to pay for medical procedures for Adauto and Crocco.

By Monday morning, two fundraisers hosted on GoFundMe had raised a total of $ 100,000 in support of the victims and their families. A separate GoFundMe organized by Crocco’s family had raised just over $ 7,000.

Meanwhile, restaurants and local retailers across Flagstaff announced their own fundraising drives in support of the victims.

Diablo Burger, Uptown Pubhouse, Historic Brewing Company, MartAnnes Burrito Palace and Flagstaff Community Market donated 10% of last weekend’s revenues. Local pub The McMillan similarly announced that 20% of beer sales that weekend would support fundraisers.

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