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Old August 5th 03, 11:57 AM
Ken [NY)
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Cops Disgusted; Drunk Kills Two Cross-Country Cyclists

Joshua Tree Natl. Park, California - 8/4/2003

KNBC-TV, Los Angeles

A drunken driver was arrested for investigation of murder in the death
of two bicyclists who were beginning a 30-day coast-to-coast trek,
authorities said Monday.

Raymond Moore, 72, of Anaheim, and Lyle Rosser Jr., 60, or Reseda,
were killed early Sunday on a desert highway near Joshua Tree National
Park.

Police later booked Robert James Boyd, 29, of San Bernardino for
investigation of murder. He was being held without bail.

Boyd was legally drunk three hours after the collision, said Cpl.
Steve Spear of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Boyd was booked on suspicion of murder, rather than gross vehicular
manslaughter, because he showed "wantonness and conscious disregard"
when he hit the bicyclists, Spear said.

As Boyd was on the phone with his girlfriend, Spear said, he allegedly
asked, "'What are these two people doing in the road?"' It wasn't
clear whether the exchange occurred before or after the collision.

"I have never seen anything like this in 13 years," Spear said. "The
conscious disregard either before striking two human beings or after
.... it's beyond me."

Police got a call at 1:15 a.m. Sunday from a passing driver who saw a
man lying on the road. Another man was found about 45 feet away in a
gully.

Moore was pronounced dead at the scene. Rosser died from his injuries
at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs about an hour later.

As authorities were at the scene of the crash, a 911 caller reported a
man with a seriously damaged vehicle, leading deputies to Boyd.

Before the crash, Boyd had apparently been at a party, where several
people tried to prevent him from leaving. He pushed them out of the
way and forcibly took the car keys, authorities said.

After the collision, he returned to the party and went to sleep, Spear
said.

The avid bicyclists had left home Saturday morning and were starting
the desert leg of their 30-day trip. They were pushing their bikes
uphill on Highway 62 when they were hit.

Moore's wife of 44 years, Linda, said her husband had trained with his
longtime friend for months, putting in 100-mile rides every weekend.

Moore, a retired elementary school teacher, had biked to Illinois and
Kentucky by himself in the past 15 years. This ride was supposed to be
his final trip.

"I did not think anything like this could happen. The family worried
.... But we worried about the desert and the heat," Linda Moore told
the Orange County Register. "It is horrible that someone would go on
after hitting them."



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Old August 6th 03, 02:43 AM
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What a terrible story! They should lock up this jerk and throw away the
key. Someone who exhibits that much aggressive idiocy when it comes to
drinking and driving, then adds to his stupidity by talking on the phone
while driving, and apparently thinks he scores some points for hitting not
one, but TWO elderly cyclists, and then, as his piece de resistance, flees
the scene and goes back to the party where he was hoisting way too many to
begin with. And he was still legally drunk three hours later! You can only
imagine how drunk he was when he hit the poor guys.

Yeah, "murder" is what I'd call it. Double murder.
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Old October 14th 03, 12:32 AM
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Ken -Lsqny) wrote:
Cops Disgusted; Drunk Kills Two Cross-Country Cyclists
Joshua Tree Natl. Park, California - 8/4/2003
KNBC-TV, Los Angeles
A drunken driver was arrested for investigation of murder in the death
of two bicyclists who were beginning a 30-day coast-to-coast trek,
authorities said Monday.
Raymond Moore, 72, of Anaheim, and Lyle Rosser Jr., 60, or Reseda, were
killed early Sunday on a desert highway near Joshua Tree National Park.
Police later booked Robert James Boyd, 29, of San Bernardino for
investigation of murder. He was being held without bail.
Boyd was legally drunk three hours after the collision, said Cpl. Steve
Spear of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Boyd was booked on suspicion of murder, rather than gross vehicular
manslaughter, because he showed "wantonness and conscious disregard"
when he hit the bicyclists, Spear said.
As Boyd was on the phone with his girlfriend, Spear said, he allegedly
asked, "'What are these two people doing in the road?"' It wasn't clear
whether the exchange occurred before or after the collision.
"I have never seen anything like this in 13 years," Spear said. "The
conscious disregard either before striking two human beings or after ...
it's beyond me."
Police got a call at 1:15 a.m. Sunday from a passing driver who saw
a man lying on the road. Another man was found about 45 feet away
in a gully.
Moore was pronounced dead at the scene. Rosser died from his injuries at
Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs about an hour later.
As authorities were at the scene of the crash, a 911 caller reported a
man with a seriously damaged vehicle, leading deputies to Boyd.
Before the crash, Boyd had apparently been at a party, where several
people tried to prevent him from leaving. He pushed them out of the way
and forcibly took the car keys, authorities said.
After the collision, he returned to the party and went to sleep,
Spear said.
The avid bicyclists had left home Saturday morning and were starting the
desert leg of their 30-day trip. They were pushing their bikes uphill on
Highway 62 when they were hit.
Moore's wife of 44 years, Linda, said her husband had trained with his
longtime friend for months, putting in 100-mile rides every weekend.
Moore, a retired elementary school teacher, had biked to Illinois and
Kentucky by himself in the past 15 years. This ride was supposed to be
his final trip.
"I did not think anything like this could happen. The family worried ...
But we worried about the desert and the heat," Linda Moore told the
Orange County Register. "It is horrible that someone would go on after
hitting them."
Ken (NY) Chairman, Department Of Redundancy Department
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Something positive...stranger rides to honor Ray & Lyle and completes
their dream.

A complete stranger came forward to Lyle and Ray's family in the weeks
after their death, and offered to dedicate a ride he was planning as a
memorial to Ray and Lyle. Ron Broyles completed the ride across country,
following Ray and Lyle's original route. He ended in hampton VA last
week. Please see www.atrekeast2003.com for journals, pictures,
biographical info., articles, and more. It is truely inspirational.






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Old October 18th 03, 12:40 AM
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D. Eick wrote in message ...
Ken -Lsqny) wrote:
Cops Disgusted; Drunk Kills Two Cross-Country Cyclists
Joshua Tree Natl. Park, California - 8/4/2003
KNBC-TV, Los Angeles
A drunken driver was arrested for investigation of murder in the death
of two bicyclists who were beginning a 30-day coast-to-coast trek,
authorities said Monday.
Raymond Moore, 72, of Anaheim, and Lyle Rosser Jr., 60, or Reseda, were
killed early Sunday on a desert highway near Joshua Tree National Park.
Police later booked Robert James Boyd, 29, of San Bernardino ......
..............

Something positive...stranger rides to honor Ray & Lyle and completes
their dream.

A complete stranger came forward to Lyle and Ray's family in the weeks
after their death, and offered to dedicate a ride he was planning as a
memorial to Ray and Lyle. Ron Broyles completed the ride across country,
following Ray and Lyle's original route. He ended in hampton VA last
week. Please see www.atrekeast2003.com for journals, pictures,
biographical info., articles, and more. It is truely inspirational.


I applaud Ron Broyles achievement.

Robert Boyd pleaded not guilty and has it preliminary hearing in San
Bernardino on October 23rd.

Tom
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Old December 24th 04, 05:26 PM
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Just wanted to make sure the desert cycling community is aware that the man who hit Lyle Rosser and Ray Moore in August 2003 will likely go to trial in February, 2005, in Joshua Tree. We hope the outcome will send a statement both about drinking and driving and the safety of and respect for cyclists. We will try to get this publicized with MADD and in the southern California media in February as the date draws near.

D. Eick
Lyle's son-in-law
Colorado


Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas Reynolds
D. Eick wrote in message ...
Ken -Lsqny) wrote:
Cops Disgusted; Drunk Kills Two Cross-Country Cyclists
Joshua Tree Natl. Park, California - 8/4/2003
KNBC-TV, Los Angeles
A drunken driver was arrested for investigation of murder in the death
of two bicyclists who were beginning a 30-day coast-to-coast trek,
authorities said Monday.
Raymond Moore, 72, of Anaheim, and Lyle Rosser Jr., 60, or Reseda, were
killed early Sunday on a desert highway near Joshua Tree National Park.
Police later booked Robert James Boyd, 29, of San Bernardino ......
..............

Something positive...stranger rides to honor Ray & Lyle and completes
their dream.

A complete stranger came forward to Lyle and Ray's family in the weeks
after their death, and offered to dedicate a ride he was planning as a
memorial to Ray and Lyle. Ron Broyles completed the ride across country,
following Ray and Lyle's original route. He ended in hampton VA last
week. Please see
www.atrekeast2003.com for journals, pictures,
biographical info., articles, and more. It is truely inspirational.


I applaud Ron Broyles achievement.

Robert Boyd pleaded not guilty and has it preliminary hearing in San
Bernardino on October 23rd.

Tom
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Old October 29th 05, 11:32 PM
soninlaw
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see http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3155044 for followup details.
Robert Boyd is scheduled to be sentenced on November 2, 2005 in Joshua
Tree. Finally some closure, justice, and respect for these two cyclists
and their families.

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Old December 1st 05, 05:03 AM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
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Finished...Mr. Boyd was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his
choice..drunk driving, which resulted in the deaths of two good men,
fathers and grandfathers. See www.atrekeast2003.com and
http://www.hidesertstar.com/articles...news/news1.txt for
additional details.

 




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