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CHICAGO (CBS) — A bicyclist died Thursday night after she collided with a truck a few blocks away from her home in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

The 23-year-old woman was riding a bike in the 8700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when she collided with a truck about 8:40 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

The woman–identified as Caprice Cunningham, of the 8600 block of South Ingleside Avenue–was on a 10-speed bicycle eastbound on 87th Street and crossing in front of oncoming northbound traffic, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

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As she was doing so, she struck the front driver’s side of a 1964 Ford truck, he said.

That vehicle was an ice cream truck, a source said.

Cunningham fell to the ground and suffered multiple injuries, police said.

The driver of the truck, a 29-year-old woman, immediately pulled over, Mirabelli said.

Cunningham was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 9:11 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The driver of the truck was issued four citations, Mirabelli said. They were: driving with a suspended or revoked license; driving without proof of insurance; driving without the proper vehicle driver’s classification, and truck safety violations.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)