SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) Friday June 15 2012 10:38 AM MT—Bike industry veteran Troy Angwin died last Thursday after being hit by a trolly in downtown San Diego.
Angwin, who was 40, was Champion System's custom apparel specialist at the time of his death. Previously he has worked for Specialized, BMC and others in the bike industry.
"Troy will be missed by all of us at Champion System as well as by his many professional associates and friends. His accomplishments, good-natured personality, and passion for sports will not be forgotten," Champion System said in a statement Friday.
"Troy played a critical role in the formation of our first Champion System Experience Center in Santa Monica, CA. His vision of offering unparalleled customer service will live on in the Champion System Experience Center as we will continue to support Troy’s passion. Our deepest condolences go to his family and to all those fortunate enough to have called him a friend."
According to a San Diego Tribune article, a man later identified as Angwin walked into the path of a moving streetcar and was struck from behind at 5:21 pm Thursday. He was declared dead at the scene.
According to Angwin's LinkedIn profile, he worked in business development at Schwinn/GT from 1997 to 2001, then joined Specialized as an account manager from 2002-2009 and worked for BMC-USA Racing from 2009-2010.