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Silent bicycle ride to honor man killed in hit-and-run crash

November 9, 2017

CHATSWORTH, N.J. (AP) — A bicyclist killed in a New Jersey hit-and-run crash is being honored with a silent bike ride in his memory.

Organizer Debbie Kaighn says the Ride of Silence Tribute Ride for Ron Filepp will take place in Chatsworth on Saturday, the anniversary of his death.

The ride will be about 10 miles (16 kilometers) long and will feature support from police.

Filepp’s family, friends and co-workers are expected to take part in the solemn ride to celebrate his life. People who participate must wear helmets.

State police say the 64-year-old Filepp was struck by a car driven by a 20-year-old woman in Tabernacle. They say the driver left the scene but was arrested later that day.

The driver pleaded guilty to knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal crash and was sentenced to a year in jail.

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