The bicyclist killed by a motorist on Artesia Boulevard in North Redondo Beach Monday night has been identified as 52-year-old Greg Trawick.
Trawick was killed around 9:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4 just a block from his home while riding his bicycle attempting to head northbound across Artesia Boulevard from the east side of Felton Lane.
The female driver of the vehicle cooperated with investigators. No drugs or alcohol were apparently involved and no charges were expected to be filed, according to a press release from the Redondo Beach Police Department.
Known among friends as “'Bama Greg” for the crimson tide loyalty he shared toward his home state of Alabama, Trawick was remembered as a generous and soft-spoken man.
“He was a really smooth and laid back guy,” said his friend of 39 years Jeffery Weaver. “He had a real generous heart and in some cases would overspend just to treat others.”
Lynette Ingraham who shares a 16-year-old daughter with Trawick, said he was the kind of guy who would buy the whole group a shot at the bar, likely at The Thirsty Club where he and friends liked to hang out.
“He was just a cool dude,” she said.
Although they divorced 13 years ago, Ingraham said the two remained friends and together raised a loving daughter named Kennedy who now attends Redondo Union High School.
“He was really a great father,” she said.
Weaver, who went to high school with Trawick in Prichard, Alabama and rode motorcycles together said his friend was extremely well-liked by just about everyone he met. Professionally, he said Trawick was a highly sought after instrumentation and electrical technician for Los Angeles area refineries, most recently Tesoro.
“He was so good at his craft among the local refineries as a construction worker that when he was out of work, Greg was like a free agent in professional sports as other companies would be contacting him instantly for work,” Weaver said.
Ingraham said detectives told the family that Trawick was crossing Artesia on Felton heading north and made eye contact with a driver waiting to turn left onto Felton from the westbound turn lane on Artesia when he started to cross the street. That’s when a motorist heading east on Artesia struck and killed him.
Anyone with more information about the collission is asked to call Investigator Clint Daniel with the Redondo Beach Police Department at (310) 379-2477, ext. 2721.