Family speaks after cyclist hit, killed
SPRING, Texas – Keri Guillory was known for her big heart, love of God and determination.
The recent bike enthusiast had a goal: To finish the MS 150 bike ride from Houston to Austin, but those dreams came short after died last weekend.
“It’s been tough, but I know she’s in a good place,” explained Cody Eberhardt, Keri’s youngest son.
Guillory along with another cyclist, 37-year-old Craig Randall Tippit were killed when someone plowed into them and then ran away from the scene.
Guillory’s husband Michael was also injured.
“They can’t believe it, for me to get hit by a car at that speed and everything, it’s a miracle that I just received the injuries that I have,” explained Michael.
Investigators said Victor Kevin Tome, 25, was the driver and ran into the cyclist who were riding in a charity event with a large group of other cyclist.
The crash happened at the intersection of Buller Road and Muske Lane and happened before noon on Saturday.
There was a man hunt for Tome but a Waller County resident named Mark Newkirk found the suspect in his hunting lodge standing in the middle of the living room.
Newkirk described Tome as mentally disturbed at the time but convinced the suspect to turn himself in, which he did.
The Guillory family didn’t want to speak on the investigation or suspect but wanted to keep the focus on Keri.
Once her funeral happens this weekend, she will be cremated and Micahel and Keri’s two sons, Blake and Cody, plan on taking her mountain mike, putting the urn on the back of it and having her cross the finish line at MS 150.
Mayor Sylvester Turner is expected to have a moment of silence for both Guillory and Tippit.
Guillory took a picture with the mayor last week at the Tour de Houston finish line, a moment her family says she was proud of.
Guillory’s family is asking that people donate to her MS 150 fund rather than send flowers.
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