LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Friends and family came together to honor the life of a 31-year-old Las Vegas man killed over the weekend while riding his bike.

On Sunday, Benjamin Black was on a ride when he was struck by a black SUV. Police said the driver was speeding. Black was rushed to the hospital where he later died. 

He was riding his bike in the community of Tule Springs, a newly built development he helped create. He worked for the KB Home building company.

On Monday, a candlelight vigil was held in Ben’s honor and his Uncle Ken said a few words.

“He has a little son, and a daughter on the way, so for his life to be pulled out from everybody is just a tragic situation,” he said.

Aleneia Santos is a resident who lives nearby and said after seeing what happened to Ben, she fears for her own son who rides his bike up and down the street frequently.

“No matter what time of day you come out; in the morning, when my son is on his way to the bus stop there are cars literally flying through here,” Santos said. 

“There are times where we will be lying in the bed, and it sounds like people are out here drag racing,” she added.

Ben’s Uncle Ken, furthers the notion that people need to drive the speed limit and be extra aware of their surroundings so that another life doesn’t get taken.

“Please everybody slow down, that’s all I can say, please,” he pleaded.

KB homes shared a statement with 8 News Now regarding Ben’s passing, which said in part:

“This tragic loss will be felt by all, as his lust for life and appreciation for his family, friends, and colleagues will be missed.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help assist the Black family. By Tuesday afternoon, nearly $88K had already been raised. Black leaves behind a pregnant wife and young son.