LEESBURG – Riders from all over joined together at Gator Harley-Davidson Saturday afternoon to show their support and stories of a fellow motorcycle rider, Lori Dudley.
Dudley was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Leesburg while taking her 2001 Harley out for a spin. Jose Omar Azua was the driver of the vehicle that struck Dudley’s motorcycle while she was stopped at a red light. Azua was possibly intoxicated and fled the scene after the incident.
Azua turned himself in a couple of days after the collision and has since been released after posting a $35,000 cash bond. Azua is expected to appear in court for arraignment on September 19 at 8:30 am in Judge Nacke’s courtroom where he faces felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.
Family members, friends and many other people that knew Dudley showed up to pay their respects and show their support. Under a canopy, they gathered and told stories about Lori and how she affected their lives.
A moment of silence was held, followed by a prayer to keep Lori in the hearts of those who knew her and above all to find justice for her.
Over 100 people attended the memorial. Some rode in on their own bikes. They all had the same to say, “Lori was a wonderful woman…she lived to ride her Harley.”