Gwen Inglis, a national racing champion and one of Colorado
's best cyclists, was killed on a training ride by a drunk driver.
According to the Denver
Post, Inglis was hit while riding her bike near Denver on Sunday morning by a car that crossed into the bike lane, and she died at the hospital.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide while under the influence of drugs, according to the Lakewood Police
Department, and the 29-year-old driver was booked into jail on multiple drug-related charges.
Inglis was the women's 45-49 age group road race national champion, and her husband, Mike Inglis, is also a well-known cyclist.
lost one of its best yesterday,” the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado said in a statement. “Even more impressive was her character off the bike. Knowing Gwen, you would immediately be aware of her strongest qualities: she consistently brought joy into all her relationships, and she openly accepted everyone.”
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