Arrest made in deadly hit & run involving bicylists

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says it has been made an arrest in a hit and run crash that killed Katherine A. Rigby in Loxahatchee.

The sheriff's office says it arrested Robert M. Barbieri of 14800 22nd Road North for leaving the scene of a crash involving a death

Rigby was riding a bicycle close to the shoulder of the westbound lane of Tangerine Boulevard just west of 120th Ave. N., in mid-June when the crash happened. Rigby's son was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk behind her.

A vehicle traveling westbound on Tangerine Boulevard struck Rigby, ejecting her from her bicycle.

Rigby came to rest on the grass shoulder of the north side of the road.

She died as a result of her injuries.

Barbieri has been booked into the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center.

 The Sheriff's Office posted this message from the Rigby family.

The family of Katherine A. Rigby would like to thank the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for their prompt and diligent effort in bringing justice to this tragedy that has changed our lives forever.

We would also like to thank the community for the outpouring of support and prayers. The kindness and compassion of the community has touched us and meant so much.

Kathy was the type of person that always put others first, was there to lend a helping hand, was thoughtful and kind. She adored her son, and loved spending time with him.

So many people, friends, and strangers, are asking how they can help. A Trust Fund has been established for donations to help Kathy's son. Any contribution is appreciated, and can be made at any Chase Bank under the Katherine A. Rigby Memorial Trust account.

Thank you again for your continued support and prayers.

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