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Midland CycleBar collecting donations to help families of 2 killed, 1 injured in April accident

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The Midland CycleBar held a fundraising class to help the families of two bicyclists who were killed and one who was injured by a drunk driver in Midland.

The CycleBar fundraiser accepted donations at the event and will continue collecting donations throughout the weekend of May 5. Their goal is to reach $3,000 and the money will go to help the men’s families.

To prevent these kinds of incidents, event organizers say they would like to see trails and paths added along the highway for the safety of bike riders.

“I just feel like it’s important to create a safe place for people to ride their bikes and enjoy the outdoors,” Shelly Hubbard of CycleBar Midland said.

In April, Camron Stotts, 42, of Midland and Michael D. Mestas, 47, of Odessa were killed while cycling on Hwy 158 in Midland County. Thomas Haislip was also hit and was taken to the hospital with incapacitating injuries.

The driver who struck them was identified as Ricardo Madera. He was charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and fleeing the scene of a crash. 

Haislip is still recovering from his injuries.

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