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Runner killed by drunk driver on Bayshore Blvd. to be laid to rest Wednesday

Posted at 3:49 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 09:27:53-05

TAMPA, Fla. -- Loved ones are expected to gather Wednesday morning to say their goodbyes to a man who was killed by a drunk driver while running on Bayshore Boulevard on January 9.

Friends and family will celebrate the life of George Gage III, aged 70, at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa at 11 a.m.

Last week, ABC Action News spoke with another jogger who claims to have known Gage.


“Him and his wife were enjoying life traveling, and just taking an innocent stroll on our beautiful Bayshore,” said Michelle Gilbey, a jogger.

The suspected drunk driver, Benjamin Ehas, was driving nearly three times the legal limit when he hit the 70-year-old retired businessman.

According to Gage's obituary, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in George’s memory to High Risk Hope at 1702 North Avenida Republica de Cuba in Tampa, Florida.