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Walk of Silence

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Bob and Florence Goar were walking near their Boise home on Feb. 27, when they were hit by an SUV in a crosswalk on Milwaukee Street.

Florence died that night, and Bob died nine days later. Police are still investigating the fatal crash; no charges have been filed against the driver.

The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance, a group that promotes walking and bicycling as transportation and part of a healthy lifestyle, is inviting concerned community members to participate in a “Walk of Silence” to remember the Goars and others injured or killed by drivers.

The walk will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, starting at the intersection of Northview and Christine streets and proceeding to Northview and Milwaukee, according to a notice posted on the group’s Facebook page

“Once we pass through the intersection, we will gather around to hear the stories of family members who have lost loved ones to motor vehicle crashes, and why we need to protect people who are traveling on our roads while walking, rolling, or bicycling,” the event notice says.

For more on sidewalk/crosswalk safety.