By Max Londberg, Cincinnati Enquirer
Jordyn Alexander was a relatively new rider. But her friend, Amanda Emerson, remembered the 21-year-old as skilled astride her 2009 Suzuki GSX-R.
“She was better than me, and I’ve been riding for five years,” Emerson said. “She just had no fear.”
Alexander’s death, the result of a wreck with a semitractor-trailer, shocked Emerson and the riding group where she met Alexander about a year ago.
They connected quickly, Emerson said, in part because they were two of only about a dozen women belonging to the riding group.
Alexander was riding solo last August on Columbia Parkway near Bains Street when her Suzuki collided with a truck driven by Tiffany Davis.
If Emerson had woken up earlier that day, she may have accompanied Alexander. They may have taken a different route, Emerson said.
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On Friday, Davis, 36, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor. A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to court records.
Davis was attempting to turn into a parking lot. Alexander was eastbound in the left lane of Columbia Parkway when she struck the side of the turning semi, police said after the crash.
Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene. Davis was uninjured. Her attorney could not be reached Friday.