Matthew Manger-Lynch was killed by an SUV on February 28, 2008, at the six-way intersection of Damen, Lincoln, and Irving Park. Tribune coverage is here and CBS coverage is here. The Chicago Cutting Crew have posted a few relevant articles.
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Matthew's obituary, as published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Manger-Lynch, Matthew Byram Born in Milwaukee on September 28, 1978. A tragic bicycle accident in downtown Chicago ended his full and promising life on February 24, 2008, at the young age of 29. He leaves to remember his too brief but accomplished and creative life, his wife Elizabeth, brother Luke, parents Barbara Manger and William H. Lynch, sisters-in-law Kathy Lynch and Megan Gleeson and her husband Brandon, brother-in-law Rob Gleeson, parents-in-law Dr. Robert Gleeson and Jane Gleeson, Uncle Robert E. Manger and Aunt Betsy Manger, cousins Dylan Manger and Fritz Manger, Aunt Cynthia Osowski, Aunt Jacquelyn Lynch and Uncle Bruce Lynch. Matt attended Roosevelt Middle School and graduated from University School-Milwaukee, WI 1996. As a youth Matt attended Camp Manito-wish and later worked there as a camp counselor. He was a dedicated saxophone player, participating in several groups, including four - years in the UW-M wind ensemble for high school students. Matt graduated from Macalester College, St Paul, MN 2001, majoring in anthropology. On December 18, 2003 he married Elizabeth Gleeson. He graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute, Paris in 2004. Matt began his employment at Barbary Fig, St. Paul, MN and continued at Le Grenouille in New York City and at Ambria in Chicago. He was a partner in Mandolin Catering in Chicago. Matt was a young man of great exuberance and many enthusiasms. His energy and passion for life and his creativity led him in many directions. He was an avid cyclist, fisherman, chef, Packer fan, wine collector, sausage maker and committed outdoorsman. He loved sailing, swimming, snowboarding, canoeing and cross-country skiing. His contagious zest for life affected everyone around him. He was a loving husband, brother and son. Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 7845 North River Road in River Hills, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. A service in celebration of Matt's life will follow at the church at 4:00 PM. Interment will be private.
In Matt's memory, memorials may be made to the YMCA Camp Manito-wish, Box 246, Boulder Junction, WI 54512, or to the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, 9 W. Hubbard ST, Suite 402, Chicago, IL 60610-6545.