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Community holds memorial ride for local musician killed in road rage incident

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 21:22:58-04

PALMETTO, Fla. -- Friends of Brad Yost will gathered Tuesday evening at Peggy’s Coral in Palmetto for a memorial bike ride. Yost was biker and musician who frequented Peggy's.

"He was one of those gentle giant kind of guys, you couldn’t help but like him,” said owner Debbie Toner.

Yost’s body was dragged after a road rage incident. Troopers said Yost was involved in a road rage incident with John Cray in December. Investigators said Yost, parked is car, got out of his car and then Cray hit Yost with his truck.

"Losing someone that quickly, it was tough,” said friend Bud Trahan.

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Cray was charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after a lengthy FHP investigation.

"I’m relieved to an extent, it doesn’t really change anything in my heart, it’s still a loss of a friend,” said Trahan.