Memorial Bike Ride Honors Cyclist Killed in Uptown Accident

Updated: 02/09/2014 3:46 PM
Created: 02/08/2014 6:45 PM
By: Megan Stewart

A group of cyclists paid their respects to a victim of a tragic accident.

On Saturday hundreds attended a memorial event for 26-year-old Marcus Nalls, who was on his bike near Uptown on Monday when a drunk driver hit and killed him.

The event started at Loring Park around 3:30 p.m. Mourners rode their bikes to the spot where Nalls was killed.

Police say Nalls was wearing a helmet and had lights on his bicycle.

Nalls was training at the Hyatt in Minneapolis to become a chef. He and his fiancée Amanda just moved here last month from Atlanta.

Hotel general manager Mark Becker says Nalls left a large impression in his little time here. "A great guy. Full of energy full of life. He had huge dreams."

Nalls was an organ donor. KSTP is told his organs have already helped saved a little girl's life.

A memorial service for Nall will be held next weekend in Atlanta.

John Iverson was charged with criminal vehicular homicide in connection to Nalls' death. A preliminary alcohol test shows the 49-year-old had a .27 blood alcohol level.

Iverson is expected to appear in court on Monday.

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