As an investigation continues into a fatal hit and run bicycle accident, friends of the victim remember her with a special memorial.
Early Friday morning 49-year-old Gail Kline was hit from behind as she was riding a bicycle on West Crawford Street west of Salina. The driver who hit her then left the scene. Deputies arrested 62-year-old Lewis Grider of Salina late Friday evening in connection with the crime. Investigators are still looking for two more drivers who were in the area.
A male driver of a white sports utility vehicle who may have stopped to help the driver of a white full sized van after the accident, between the hours of 8:20-8:45 in the morning.
The Sheriff’s Office also wants to speak with a female driver of a gray sports utility vehicle who was “waived through” the bicycle accident scene by civilians at approximately the same time.
Neither is a suspect in any crime or accident. The Sheriff’s Office simply wishes to speak with the drivers as they may have information helpful in the investigation.
A memorial, also known as a ghost bike, has been placed at the site of the accident. Ghost bikes are traditionally placed where a fellow cyclist has lost their life. It serves as a memorial and also a fitting reminder to respect human life out on the road way.