American rider Allan Butler was struck and killed by a taxi cab that had run a red light as he crossed "The Strip" in Las Vegas at approximately 3am on Thursday night. Allan was unconscious at the scene, but still alive, and after transport to the hospital, was pronounced dead early Friday morning. He had been attending Interbike this year, and was planning on returning home upon the conclusion of the event.
Allan is survived by his wife Jenny, his daughter Odessa, his mother Tammy, and his father Kevin. He was a member of Utah's Logan Race Club's Healthy Choice-Goble Knee Clinic Cycling team. He had raced with the LRC since the 2002 season. Allan had traveled to Europe, including racing with Bernard Moerman, during the early days of the American Bicycling Center. Allan's local and regional palmares included multiple stage race wins, and most recently, he had secured the Utah Cycling Association's year long overall title as the best Category 1-2 rider. Additionally he had numerous one day victories throughout the intermountain west and was regarded by everyone as the consummate gentleman on the bike.
Funeral arrangements are currently underway. Additionally, a charity ride is being planned to benefit Allan's wife and daughter. Further information will follow as it becomes available.