A 34 year-old Wyoming woman who was part of a nation-wide effort to raise money for childhood cancer research was killed while she was cycling in St. Clair Township.
Lambton OPP say around 10 am Saturday, police, paramedics and the St. Clair Fire Department were called to Petrolia line for a fatal accident involving a bicycle and vehicle.
Lori Neville was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Neville had joined the Great Cycle Challenge Canada to raise money for research into childhood cancers. She began cycling in Lambton County in early August and had already clocked 300 km when she was on her ride Saturday. She had just 200 more to complete the challenge and had already raised over $4,000. Since her death, there have been several memorial donations to her page.
“I can’t think of very many people that hasn’t known at least one child that has lost their battle,” Neville wrote when she set up her fundraising page.
“It’s a terrifying and heartbreaking reality for many, and as both a human and a parent my heart breaks a million times over for the lives gone far too soon, and for the broken families left behind.”
Lori’s partner, Natalie Neville, used the same page to friends for their support after her death.
“It is with sadden hearts I announce the recent and tragic death of Lori. Yesterday Aug 22nd, Lori was out biking for this great cause and was struck by a car,” she wrote.
” I know she would be overwhelmed and blessed to have so much support. She will be missed by many people but especially myself and our little boy Oliver!”
Police are still investigating the crash and have not said whether charges will be laid.