GALVESTON — A Houston cyclist struck by a vehicle on the island last month died Friday.
Jon Trevelise, 66, sustained a traumatic brain injury in the April 19 collision and was treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Trevelise never regained consciousness, and was taken off life support after an MRI found he was in a constant vegetative state, according to an online page tracking his condition.
He died at a Houston hospice early Friday.
Trevelise was a regular participant and volunteer in the Tour du Rouge, a six-day bicycle tour from Houston to New Orleans that benefits the American Red Cross.
Cyclists participating in the tour, which kicked off May 4, wore wristbands with the words “Papa Trev” and other messages supporting Trevelise.
Trevelise was headed east in the 19600 block of FM 3005 west of Jamaica Beach about 11:30 a.m. when he was struck by a Ford Taurus, police said.
Trevelise was riding on the shoulder of the road when the driver, also headed east, struck the bicycle from behind.
The driver told officers she was lost and moved the car into the shoulder to look for an address, according to the police report on the accident.
Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision, and the driver of the vehicle has not been charged, police said.
Galveston police are continuing to investigate the accident, Galveston County Assistant District Attorney Bill Reed said. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the district attorney’s office for review, he said.