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Dartmouth man killed in bicycle crash to be honored with dedication of ghost bike in Acushnet



A Dartmouth man who was well-known throughout the community is being honored after being killed in a bicycle crash.

On December 22nd of last year, 27-year-old James Leandre was the victim of a fatal crash involving a large truck in Acushnet. He was declared deceased at the scene. Leandre was known to be an experienced cyclist that rode often.

Leandre was a fixture in the community participating in events such as the Dartmouth Police Toy Drive and encouraged others to do the same. He was also an instructor at the non-profit organization Dream Out Loud which offers classes in publishing, graphic design, music, theater and video. The organization released a statement at the time of Leandre’s passing.

“James has been a music instructor at Dream Out Loud for the past 4 years and brought incredible knowledge, commitment, humor and talent to our team. He was extremely invested in our students’ professional and personal growth and always proud to share stories of his students’ strides and successes each semester. He also loved performing with them at our Student Showcase events! We will miss you greatly James and will keep your memory and creative spirit forever alive in our hearts and in the music program at Dream Out Loud.”

On Friday September 29th at 10:00 a.m., South Coast Bikeway and MassBike will be dedicating a ghost bike at the Acushnet Council of Aging on South Main Street in Leandre’s honor. All are invited to attend.

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