Daughter of man killed in Phoenix bike accident wants answers

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Andrew Yearby By Jennifer Thomas Andrew Yearby By Jennifer Thomas
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX – There are still a lot of questions in last week's deadly bicycle accident.

Andrew Yearby, 69, was run over by a car in Phoenix last Wednesday night.

His daughter from Northern California said she is about to head to Phoenix to bury her father and she wants answers.

Police said the retired welder was lying in the street on 43rd Avenue near Crittenden Lane after somehow crashing on his bike when he was fatally run over.

"I lost my father," Connie Yearby said. "I lost my friend. I lost another part of me."

Yearby said her father was on his bike that night because he had just given up his car so he would use his bicycle more.

"He wanted to exercise more," she said. "He wanted to stay healthy."

Police said the driver of the Toyota Camry that fatally hit Yearby did stop and was not impaired. But they believe that there may be more witnesses who left the scene who may have crucial information as to how Yearby ended up lying in the street in the first place.

"My dad was not trash, you left him out there like he was trash," Connie Yearby said.


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