2. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Laplace, New Orleans Resident (lives nearby and heard the crash):
"Everybody is shocked and saddened, disbelief almost."
3. Various of memorial
4. Members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club approach memorial
5. Elaine Pollar, whose husband is a member of Zulu, describes the keychain she left at the memorial
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Elaine Pollar, New Orleans Resident:
"We all in this together, you know, we all in this together. You know, everybody wants to have fun, but those who drink should just stay home or either get someone to bring them out here. And all of this wouldn't have happened."
7. Elaine Pollar's husband helps place the Zulu keychain among flowers at the memorial site
8. Various of memorial
9. Woman placing flowers on memorial
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10. SOUNDBITE (English) Walter Rose, New Orleans Resident (who tried to help at the scene):
"There was a lot of commotion, just people screaming, um, you know, yelling, trying to figure it out. I was, uh, with uh, the man who passed away. It was pandemonium to an extent. Uh, but a lot of people came on by to try and help and do whatever they could. Um, some people grabbed parts of the actual vehicle and put it right by, uh, the gentleman's body."
11. Various of memorial at the crash site
12. Woman placing flowers on memorial at crash site
Mourners placed bouquets and Mardi Gras beads near the bike lane among the oaks on Monday along New Orleans' Esplanade Avenue as plans for a parade were altered to include time for tears.
People who knew the two bicyclists killed Saturday night — and some who never met them — dealt with the grief ahead of Tuesday's joyous climax to New Orleans' annual Carnival season.
"Everybody is shocked and saddened, disbelief almost," said Paul Laplace, a resident who lives near the site of the crash.
The dead have been identified as Sharree Walls, 27, of New Orleans and David Hynes, 31, of Seattle. They were among nine people hit when a car sped into a bicycle lane Saturday night, blocks away from a parade route.
The man identified as the car's driver, 32-year-old Tashonty Toney, faces multiple charges including two counts of vehicular homicide.
Elaine Pollar stopped to pay her respects at the site, leaving a Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club key chain among the bouquets of flowers.
Zulu is a Carnival club in New Orleans, and although Pollar did not know the victims, she had heard that one was a member of the Krewe of Red Beans, which paraded Monday.
"Because, we all in this together, you know? We all in this together," Pollar said. "You know, everybody wants to have fun, but those who drink should just stay home or either get someone to bring them out here. And all of this wouldn't have happened."