Phoenix family, friends remember cyclist killed in South Mountain crash

Family and friends to hold a Memorial Ride in honor of Rob Dollar who died from injuries sustained in car accident while riding his bike on South Mountain over the weekend.

PHOENIX - Rob Dollar’s family say he was full of life. An avid cyclist, he loved the challenges that came from cycling. Whether it was pushing through hills and steep climbs, he took on whatever the road gave him.

Sadly, he lost his life Sunday morning cycling down South Mountain on Summit Trail Road. According to Phoenix police, he was struck by a car driven by 19-year-old Annaleah Dominguez, who crossed the double yellow line attempting to pass another bicyclist.

Police say Dominguez had shown signs of impairment and admitted to drinking and ingesting marijuana sometime before the collision. Officers later discovered marijuana just outside the car that a passenger had thrown out.

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Dominguez has been charged with one count each of manslaughter, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession.

Rob Dollar was well liked in the cycling community. Many people left kind messages on his Facebook page, which his family appreciates.

Family say Dollar had recently returned to real estate. He had joined RE/MAX Platinum Living in Scottsdale as a broker this past summer.

Friends have organized a memorial ride in honor Rob Dollar. For more information, visit the Facebook event they've created. Friends have also set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise awareness for cyclists' safety.

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