A senior White House adviser was killed in a bicycle crash during a charity ride in Howard County over the weekend.
During the 160-mile Ride to Conquer Cancer ride, Jake Brewer was riding around a sharp turn near Mt. Airy when he lost control of his bicycle. After crossing the double-yellow lines on the roadway, he collided with a car. Brewer was pronounced dead on the scene.
Brewer, 34, a senior policy adviser in the White House Office of Science and Technology, was mourned by colleagues at 1600 Pennsylvania and beyond.
“Armed with a brilliant mind, a big heart, and an insatiable desire to give back, Jake devoted his life to empowering people and making government work better for them,” President Obama said in a statement. “He worked to give citizens a louder voice in our society. He engaged our striving immigrants. He pushed for more transparency in our democracy. And he sought to expand opportunity for all.”
A GoFundMe page to assist Brewer’s family raised about $188,000 in a day.
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