Family Of Cyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run Hopes For Christmas Confession
Rusty Surette, News 9
EDMOND, Oklahoma – An Edmond family has an unusual Christmas wish. All they want is for the person who hit and killed their father, cyclist Alan Spencer, to come forward with a confession.
Alan Spencer was hit and killed in July while riding his bike along Midwest Boulevard between Memorial Road and 122nd Street. Whoever did it took off without a trace.
"He's just missed in a very large way and he left a huge, huge hole in our lives. And we'd just really like someone to come forward. It would really help us to move along in this grieving process for someone to come forward so we would know what happened that morning," said Nancy Spencer, Alan's wife.
The 56-year-old was new to recreational biking and had a connection to local biking clubs.
"Anything he would set his mind to he would do full out," said Heather Brown, Alan's daughter.
His family said the accident should serve as a reminder for all those who share the road. There's now a memorial that sits near the site where Alan Spencer was killed.
"I was just so blessed to have an amazing dad and it's just so sad that something like this tore him away when he was so good at what he did," said Brown.
Fortunately, a new addition to the Spencer family arrived before the 56-year-old was killed. Amery Brooks arrived a month sooner than expected and that gave Alan a chance to meet his first grandchild just weeks before he left too soon. Now, the Spencer family hopes the holiday spirit is enough for someone to come forward.
"We're hoping that someone will have their conscious pricked and please call and give some information that will help us have some closure as we're going and approaching Christmas time," said Nancy Spencer.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information that leads to an arrest in connection with the accident. There's also a $6,000 reward being offered by the bicycling community. If you have any information, please call Oklahoma City police at (405) 297-1200.