The hit-and-run driver who struck and killed bicyclist Michael Wang has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.
Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park was sentenced Friday in King County Superior Court. He pleaded guilty in July to felony hit-and-run in Wang’s death last year.
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They’d ask me why the people in my photos weren’t smiling. I’d tell them it’s ‘cause they’re not happy. I just got the picture.
– Mike Wang; on colleagues’ responses to some of his documentary photography work
A terrifically important development for us here at the Beat. We’ve been on this story since the unfortunate day last summer, and have received several kind and thoughtful notes from Mike’s family and friends.
Nearly one year after bicyclist Michael Wang was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he rode home from work, Seattle […]
An Evening to Remember Mike Wang Palace Ballroom Seattle, WA
Please join us for an evening to remember our colleague, friend, and fellow cyclist: Mike Wang. We lost Mike on July 28, 2011, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bicycle home from work that day.
Mike was […]
from the Mayor’s blog:
Improving safety and responsibility on our roads
As part of my commute I bike the same route taken on Dexter Avenue by Mike Wang, a 42 year old father of two who worked at PATH. One afternoon, on his ride home just two blocks from his office, he was killed in […]
In the past few days there’s been much publicity about the recent bike deaths on Lake Union. We’re reposting this piece about Mike to remind readers that the driver of the vehicle still remains unidentified, and that Mike was also much loved, and left behind a family and many friends. Editor’s Note Regarding the Hit and […]
With raw grief still palpable over the hit-and-run death of Mike Wang this summer, another legendary local man has died as a result of injuries received Aug 30. Following is the report (with permission) from the Seattle Times:
For thousands of Seattleites over the years, Brian Fairbrother was the face of morning.
A longtime barista […]
Much of the purpose of a community newspaper is community support, and since we were very saddened by the news of the death of a beloved local figure last week in a bicycle accident, we’ve decided to print the following letter to us in its entirety.
I was referred to Lake Union Beat by Noelle […]