Memorial Ride Planned for Maryland Dad Killed in Hit-and-Run While Biking

A bicycling advocacy group in Maryland is planning a memorial bike ride and vigil for a father of two who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Baltimore.

Tom Palermo, 41, was killed on a sunny afternoon Saturday while riding a bike near his house.

Bike Maryland is planning a memorial ride and vigil Thursday to remember him.

The ride will begin at Bishop Square Park by Johns Hopkins University at 3:30 p.m. It will be followed by a vigil at an art gallery and brewery in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood.

The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland identified the driver of a car that hit Palermo and fled the scene as 58-year-old Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook.

Witnesses say Cook returned to the scene 20 minutes later. No charges have been filed.

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