On Saturday, August 8, 2015, a 50-year-old woman from Lake Orion, Michigan, named Susan Cummings, was participating in a group bicycle ride across the lower peninsula of Michigan, when she died in a hit-and-run accident. According to Click On Detroit, Susan was part of a 150 mile group biking trip from Montague to Bay City. She was participating in the long bike ride to raise money for a charitable cause.
Near the beginning of the bike ride, around 7 am, Susan was hit by a pick up truck in Montague Township in Muskegon County. Susan had been training for this event months in advance. She wanted to be able to complete the ride along with 100 other bikers in order to raise money for the Hope Water Project, which is a charity that builds wells in Kenya. Susan supported this charity for many years, running marathons and completing other bike rides.
At the time of the accident, Susan was riding with four other bikers, including her teammate, Bill Clark. Clark told authorities that their group was riding in a single file line and that Susan was near the back of the group when she was hit. Investigators are currently searching for a gray four door pickup truck that sits slightly higher than a normal truck. The truck will more than likely have damage to it, as parts of it were found at the crash site. On Saturday, the riders raised $50,000. The charity said it was in her honor, and that the money will help build two wells in Kenya.
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