Jathon Roland Bellamy was on his bicycle when he was struck and killed by a motorist in the area of Cosgrove Avenue and Azalea Drive in North Charleston, SC on the night of February 25, 2015. He was 46 years old. Police say that the suspect never stopped. They have also yet to be identified.
So Come Clean For Jae became a movement to encourage the suspect, possible passengers or person who knows the suspect to do just that, come clean for our beloved Jae.
What happens after the suspect is found and brought to justice? Will that be it? No more “Come Clean for Jae”?
That’s where this tragedy that has shaken us, his family and friends, has grown into something more.
In the name of our fallen friend, Jathon “Jae” Bellamy, we hope to establish and amend existing laws regarding cyclist and their safety. This grassroots movement has been established with the hope of becoming something larger.
Come Clean For Jae will promote the enjoyment of bike riding by focusing on community involvement, infrastructure challenges, and bike safety while keeping the memory of all cyclists that have lost their lives while enjoying the road.
These goals, when attained, will not only benefit the greater tri-county Charleston, South Carolina area, but anywhere a cyclist may engage the road.
If you are interested in supporting this wonderful cause, have a similar initiative that can partner with us, or simply wish to share how this story or a personal story of your own has impacted you and others, please contact us.