Son finishes bike ride of Mich. man killed in Ga.

Published On: Dec 15 2012 02:02:33 AM EST
KEY WEST, Fla. -

A Michigan man has arrived in Key West to finish the cross-country cycling trip his father was making when he died on a Georgia highway.

Dan Cornell of South Lyon, Mich., began his trek Dec. 7 in Dawson, Ga., where his father Pete was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in July. Two other bicyclists who were riding with Pete Cornell from Alaska to Key West were injured in that crash.

After pedaling about 725 miles, Dan Cornell rode into Key West on Friday afternoon. He was carrying his father's ashes in an urn. One of the cyclists injured in the July crash finished the ride with him.

They were greeted by friends and family who came to the Florida Keys to celebrate Pete Cornell's life.


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