Steamboat Springs A memorial fund has been established in memory of Ross A. Sessions, a Steamboat Springs teen-ager who died Wednesday.
Sessions, 14, was struck by a vehicle Tuesday while riding his bike across U.S. 40. He died Wednesday evening from his injuries. He sustained major spinal cord damage and head and internal injuries.
The fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. People who wish to contribute are asked to bring their donations in person to the bank's reception desk.
The bank does not wish to receive any contributions in the mail. All questions regarding the memorial fund should be directed to Jan Grippa, a friend of the family, and not the bank.
Grippa can be reached by calling 879-2536.
Holy Name Catholic Church, 524 Oak St. in Steamboat Springs, will hold a rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday.
A viewing will be at Holy Name at 9 a.m. Monday, and a Mass will follow at 10 a.m.
A sport utility vehicle collided with the boy's bicycle at about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Walton Creek Road and U.S. 40.
Steamboat Springs Police Officer Guy Lumsden said Sessions attempted to cross the highway on a red light.
Stagecoach resident Jessica Daystyck, 60, was driving a late-model Ford Explorer east on U.S. 40 and entered the intersection on a green light when her vehicle struck the bicycle, Lumsden said.
Lumsden said Daystyck was reportedly driving the speed limit of 45 mph when the collision occurred.
Sessions was immediately taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center by ambulance and then flown to Denver Health Medical Center.