LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Five of the victims involved in a crash on US-95 south of Boulder City on Thursday were identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office Friday evening.
Erin Michelle Ray (39), Gerrard Suarez Nieva (41), Michael Todd Murray (57), Aksoy Ahmet (48), and Thomas Chamberlin Trauger (57) died at the scene, the Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed Friday. All victims were from Las Vegas. The cause of death for the victims involved blunt force injuries to the body. The cause was ruled an accident, according to the coroner.
Erik Timbol, sales associate at Las Vegas Cyclery shared memories about the victims. He used to train with Erin Ray, the youngest of the five cyclist.
Timbol said Ray was well known in the cycling community, she would participate in group rides in Summerlin, Las Vegas and Henderson.
“Everybody would like to describe Erin a go-getter,” Timbol said.
He said Ray was competitive and he’s still in shock over what happened.
“She’s probably the best female triathlete here in Vegas. She’s really driven to the sport or like, whatever she’s passionate about,” Timbol said.
Trimbol said he was planning to join the group ride on Thursday, but was scheduled to work.
Michael Anderson, a friend and witness to the crash, set up a GoFundMe in their honor to support the families through the "financial strain" of their loss.
A drive-thru vigil was scheduled for Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. at Las Vegas Cyclery at 10575 Discovery Drive.
"We extend our sincere condolences to all their friends and families, and share their grief over this tragic accident," the coroner's office said in a release.