June 25, 2014

Kris Chambers - a woman cyclist killed by an impaired driver in Tucson, Arizona

Kris Chambers
Kris Chambers, age 38, died on June 18, 2014, on a street in Tucson, Arizona.

Kris was cycling at about 6:00 a.m. when she was struck from behind by an impaired driver who ran a red light. She was on her way to her regular cycling route which was the Santa Cruz River Path. She died at the scene.

Kris grew up near San Francisco. She had lived in Tucson for the past 7 years. She loved skateboarding and roller blading. She had just finished massage therapy training and was looking forward to opening her own business.

Friends said that Kris was an all-out cyclist. She biked all the time. It was her passion.
Gerardo Cazarez

Gerardo Cazarez, age 25, has been arrested in connection with this tragedy. Gerardo admitted to being high on street drugs (synthetic marijuana) at the time of his collision with Kris Chambers. He has been charged with second degree murder.

Friends describe Kris as helpful to everyone who was her friend. She was always willing to help out. She had a sense of humor and a resounding laugh.

Still others describe Kris as a compassionate and dynamic woman who will be forever remembered.

To All Drivers: If you find that you are drunk or doped up on
Saint Bernadette of
Lourdes, pray for
Kris and for those
who have lost her
street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Kris' family are devastated over her tragic and senseless death. She will be forever mourned.

Kris is survived by many loving friends and family members including her mother, Sally; and her female partner, Kight Pruszynski. 

Pray for justice for Kris. 

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Kris is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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