Jake McDonaugh, was riding east on Beverly Road around 9:30 a.m. at Flatbush Avenue when he was run over and killed by an unlicensed driver who went through a red light. The driver, 28-year-old Michael Oxley of Brooklyn, whose license had been suspended three times was charged with criminally negligent homicide amongst other charges, City Room reports . In the end, however, the driver was convicted of a much leser charge and sentanced to only 10 days.
Jake was a student at Brooklyn College and a dedicated bike rider. From gothamist.com: A devastated friend of his writes,
"Jake was one of the most, if not the most, unique, talented and
dedicated people I have ever known, and genuinely by no means an
exaggeration of his character... I had the pleasure of working on
several screen-printing jobs with Jake, in which he stood out to me even
more so as an amazingly talented artist. He earned an honest living
selling his art on the streets of SoHo and undeniably left an impact
under the pseudonym, 'Drip.'"