Portlander Ian Mouser killed by pickup driver whereas bicycling in Arizona


Ian Mouser, R.I.P.
(Photograph by way of GoFundMe web page)

Early Thursday morning, 42-year-old Portland resident Ian Mouser was struck and killed by the driving force of a pickup truck whereas bicycling on a rural freeway east of Phoenix, Arizona.

Phrase of this tragedy has unfold rapidly by our group. Ian was energetic within the Unitarian Universalist Church and has labored for a few years as a music and voice coach. Ian was the chief director of My Voice Music, a nonprofit he based in 2008 to assist at-risk and underserved youth enhance their lives by music. He’s received a number of awards for his work.

In keeping with a narrative within the Gila Herald, Ian was driving on Freeway 70 simply exterior the small city of Safford when a person driving a Dodge pickup bumped into him. Ian was pronounced useless on the scene. A spokesman for the DPS mentioned, “It’s unlikely prison costs might be filed, nonetheless, the investigation is ongoing.”

Ian is survived by his spouse Karen Mouser Darr (who was additionally on the employees of My Voice Music) and his six-year-old son.

An electronic mail from My Voice Music mentioned Ian was, “pursuing his dream of biking throughout america,” when he was hit. Right here’s extra from their assertion:

“A deeply compassionate and artistic individual, Ian devoted his life to utilizing music to heal — touching the lives of over 14,000 younger individuals. Phrases can’t do justice to this unbelievable individual whose kindness, energy, and imaginative and prescient will proceed to be a brilliant mild for therefore many people.”

On a GoFundMe marketing campaign web page, buddies of Ian shared this sentiment: “Let’s honor Ian by exhibiting Karen and Jude our help, nonetheless small, and take a second to recollect Ian. He would need us to sing ‘Let It Be’, the tune that guided his journey with My Voice Music. He closed most occasions and lessons with a brief sing-along of it.

‘And when the night time is cloudy there’s nonetheless a lightweight that shines on me.
Shinin’ till tomorrow, let or not it’s.’”

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org
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