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Cyclist killed in Annapolis Valley crash remembered with scholarship fund

Kevin Hurley, who died in a cycling accident in the Annapolis Valley, is being remembered with a scholarship fund by his family and friends.

Kevin Hurley honoured by his family after fatal crash in Kings County in July

Sean Hurley, right, is remembering his twin brother Kevin Hurley with a scholarship fund. (Sean Hurley)

A man from Cole Harbour who died in a cycling accident is being remembered with a scholarship fund by his family and friends.

Kevin Hurley died in a collision with a pickup truck while cycling in Kings County on July 25. In his obituary, his family described how "he was doing what he loved, finding peace on a perfect Valley road on a beautiful day." 

His identical twin brother Sean Hurley began a scholarship fund in his honour, which continues to gather donations from the community.

In a single day, the donations to the Go Fund Me collection were more than double the goal of $25,000. One week later, the total exceeds $64,000.

'He lived life to the fullest'

Kevin Hurley's brother Sean wrote that Kevin died doing what he loved — cycling in the Annapolis Valley on a beautiful day. (Sean Hurley)

Hurley was an athlete who won hockey, golf, and baseball championships. He also coached and fundraised for charities, while working as an engineer. 

"He lived life to the fullest with freedom in everything he ever did — which is a rare thing in this life," wrote Sean Hurley of his brother. "He only saw the best in people because well, he was the best."

Hurley's family is planning to award the scholarship to a high school student who plans to go on to post-secondary education, and who demonstrates exceptional leadership while giving back to the community through athletics.