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Teen on bicycle dies after
van strikes him Austin
American-Statesman, Wednesday, July 19, 2000
A 14-year-old boy was struck
and killed by a van Tuesday while riding his bicycle on Spicewood
Matthew Bohr, whose address was
not released, had just left the parking lot of the Spicewood
Springs Branch Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road, shortly after
4 p.m., according to Austin police.
Witnesses told police the boy
was attempting to cross Spicewood Springs Road when he was hit by
a 1999 white Chevrolet van. The van, driven by a 34-year-old man
whose name was not released, was turning left onto Spicewood
Springs Road from Parliament Place.
The boy was pronounced dead at
Police said the accident was
still under investigation late Tuesday, and no charges had been
filed against the driver of the van.
Obituary from Thursday, July 20,
2000 Austin American Statesman:
Matthew Brendon Bohr, 14, of
Austin, passed away July 18, 2000.
Matthew attended Spicewood
Country Pre-school, Laurel Mountain, Pond Springs, Canyon Vista
Middle School, Goals Learning Center and Westwood High Summer
School. He also attended the Star Ranch Summer Camp.
Matthew committed his life to
Jesus Christ on whom he relied with an open heart. He was an avid
fisherman, herpetologist, and steward of three cats and many
He was a friend to many in
Jollyville and Barrington Oaks and also enjoyed reading at
Spicewood Springs Public Library. Matthew was a member of St.
Luke's on the Lake Episcopal Church as well as St. Luke's
Episcopal Youth Community.
Matthew is survived by his
mother, Mary (Marianne) MaHoney, of Austin; sister, Judy Colleen
Bohr, of Austin; father, Michael J. Bohr, of Chicago, Illinois;
aunts and uncles, Brian and Colleen McGuire and son Michael, of
Arlington, Virginia, Mary Jo Bohr of Chicago, Illinois, Kevin Bohr
of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Jerome and Kelly McGraff, of
Osprey, Florida, Dan and Linda Mahoney, of Columbus Ohio, James
Folk and family, of Columbus, Ohio; and garandfather, Ernie Bohr,
of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
A formal visitation will be
held 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday, July 21, 2000 at Cook Walden Chapel
of the Hills Funeral Home (9700 Anderson Mill Rd).
Funeral Services will be 12:30
PM Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. Luke's on the Lake Episcopal
Church with the Reverand Roland A. Timberlake
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Men of St. Lukes, 5600 RR 620 North,
Austin, Texas, 78732 or Lutheran Social Services of the South,
P.O. Box 49589, Austin, Texas, 78765.
I've tried without success to get local groups to add their events to this calendar (Bike Texas, the Yellow Bike Project, City's Bicycle Program, Bike Austin, etc.)
If you'd like to help edit the calendar, or at least add your group's events to it, then please let me know!